To help OSG admins migrate from the now-unsupported Java version 6, the OSG
Software team has prepared and tested new builds of all Java packages using
Java version 7 (specifically OpenJDK 7). Today, we are announcing that the
new packages are ready for broad testing by the community.
Because sites may not want to install the new Java packages immediately, we
are providing the packages in our separate Upcoming repositories. That is,
the packages are currently in the "osg-upcoming-testing" repo and will move
to production initially in the "osg-upcoming" repo.
If you are eager to migrate away from Java 6, please help us by testing the
new Java 7 packages! For documentation on installing or upgrading, see our
preliminary instructions at:
The main software components affected by this project are:
* BeStMan 2
* dCache and BeStMan SRM clients
* Gratia service
* HDFS (aka hadoop-0.20)
* VOMS (specifically, VOMS Admin)
The full list of packages undergoing testing is provided below.
The following packages were rebuilt and put in osg-upcoming-testing:
For more information, please see:
We welcome feedback on issues you encounter with the new packages at