OpenJDK7 Windoze Binaries
erik.trimble at oracle.com
Sun Nov 28 20:06:47 PST 2010
Oh, and a corporate plug here: if you buy an Oracle support contract
for the JDK, you get access to all builds and the special "secret sauce"
source code, including for all Updates.
So, open that wallet, and dump out the contents...
On 11/28/2010 10:32 AM, Lussier, Denis wrote:
> Thanks. This makes sense and is helpful in an unofficial kinda way.
> On 11/26/10, Erik Trimble<erik.trimble at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 11/26/2010 6:36 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>>> On 11/25/10 12:18 AM, Lussier, Denis wrote:
>>>> Is Oracle planning to continue to make OpenJDK 7 Windoze Binaries after
>>> Unless I'm mistaken, the only OpenJDK binaries which Oracle makes
>>> available are
>>> OpenJDK 6 binaries that are packaged for and available through Oracle
>>> dalibor topic
>> Dalibor is correct, and there also does need to be some careful respect
>> for terminology.
>> "OpenJDK" is a distinct product different than "Oracle JDK" (though, the
>> two are often assumed to be the same); additionally, you will often see
>> "JDK" written when it really should be "Oracle JDK".
>> Oracle does NOT make available any OpenJDK 7 binaries, and it only makes
>> available OpenJDK 6 binaries as part of the Oracle Linux distribution.
>> We *do* make available Oracle JDK 7 binaries (as part of the JDK 7
>> Project - https://jdk7.dev.java.net/ ), which is most likely what you
>> are referring to. These binaries do *not* exactly match those built
>> from the OpenJDK sources - there are some customizations that Oracle
>> will retain for itself (either indefinitely, or
>> to-be-released-at-an-inderminate-time-in-the-future), and some code
>> which *cannot* be opened up even if Oracle wished it.
>> As to future plans, Oracle does not make forward-looking statements like
>> that in open discussion forums. *I* certainly am in no position to
>> offer official guidance.
>> <Personal Statement Disclaimer>
>> However, personally, I would look at how Oracle currently handles the
>> OpenJDK 6 vs Oracle JDK 6 source code/binary release trains for how it
>> most likely will handle OpenJDK 7 vs Oracle JDK 7. That is, once
>> Oracle JDK 7 GAs, the weekly (or bi-weekly) builds would be JDK
>> 8-related, and no development builds of JDK 7 (which would be JDK 7
>> Updates) would be available. Source would still be updated as the JDK 7
>> Updates are worked on.
>> As to support for specific platforms/OSes in Oracle JDK 7, that will be
>> communicated when the product actually ships. I can't imagine that we'd
>> drop support for any recent version of Windows, but there could
>> *possibly* be some notice about EOL of support for old versions (Windows
>> 2000 and before), but I don't have any specific knowledge about pending
>> EOL of any platform or OS. For the development builds we currently
>> provide for Oracle JDK 7 (and, most likely, will continue to provide for
>> Oracle JDK 8), I see no indication that we would NOT make available any
>> build we currently do internally - that is, I don't see any reason why
>> we wouldn't make available a platform/OS binary from one we're actively
>> developing on, since the whole point of making them available is for the
>> community to test them out, and be able to help improve it via OpenJDK.
>> </Personal Statement Disclaimer>
>> Erik Trimble
>> Java System Support
>> Mailstop: usca22-123
>> Phone: x17195
>> Santa Clara, CA
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