4.7. RHEA-2012:0981 — new packages: java-1.7.0-openjdk

New java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that provide OpenJDK 7 are now available as a Technology Preview for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
[Updated 9 June 2012]
This advisory has been updated to reflect the fact that java-1.7.0-openjdk is fully supported and no longer claims that java-1.7.0-openjdk is a Technology Preview feature. The packages included in this revised update have not been changed in any way from the packages included in the previous version of this advisory.
The java-1.7.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 7 Java Software Development Kit.
This enhancement update adds new java-1.7.0-openjdk package to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. (BZ#803726)
These packages do not replace the previous version of the OpenJDK (java-1.6.0-openjdk) if present. Users can safely install OpenJDK 7 in addition to OpenJDK 6. The system default version of Java can be configured using the 'alternatives' tool.
All users who want to use java-1.7.0-openjdk should install these newly released packages, which add this enhancement.