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From Marcos Ortiz <mlor...@uci.cu>
Subject Re: RedHat moving to OpenJDK
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2012 03:23:03 GMT


On 3/18/2012 7:22 PM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Jos Backus<jos@catnook.com>  wrote:
>> "Finally, Red Hat seems to have largely switched to OpenJDK. This is
>> what JPackage is using for builds as well.
>
> Speaking of which -- what's your read on JPackage. It feels dead to me
> (and that's why Bigtop started packaging outside of immediate Bigdata
> scope) but I could be wrong.
>
>> There has been no need to
>> build a nosrc.rpm for a while now, assuming you're willing to give up
>> the Oracle JDK for the OpenJDK in your base OS."
>>
>> How do people here feel about this move?
>
> I think we have to bite the bullet and start supporting OpenJDK. At least
> as an alternative JDK to Oracle's one. That said I had reports about
> silly incompatibilities (like what a null would produce when turned into
> a string or something) that trip up Hadoop big time and nobody wants
> to spend time debugging it.

Roman, It´s a lot of work but this effort is needed to do it.
I think that a good approach to do this is create a new branch on the
SVN called hadoop-openjdk to begin to test it.

What do you think?
Regards

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