JDK 7 build 130 is Milestone 12: Developer Preview

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Wed Feb 23 09:57:41 PST 2011

On Wed, February 23, 2011 18:19, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> We've reached Milestone 12, also known as the "Developer Preview" release.
> We'll strongly encourage developers, deployers, and end users to download
> and test this build and submit bug reports promptly, ideally by the end
> of March.
> For reference, the proprietary Oracle builds can be found here:
> http://jdk7.java.net/preview/.

I also commented on your blog, but maybe this list is more appropriate.
Since you posted it on an openjdk project list, but what you link to
isn't open at all :{

I wanted to try this out, But it has a draconian restrictive license
attach to it which makes sharing experiences, or simply trying to inspect
the binary to see if it matches to OpenJDK code, illegal. If you decline
to accept that license, you cannot download. Is there any reason to use
such an anti-social license that prevents usage by the larger community
that helped you build this upon the GPLed OpenJDK code base?

I have written about some of the more evil sections in this license here:

Please fix. I really don't want to cause Sun (is that a bug btw, aren't
you called Oracle now) irreparable damage as the license implies I would

> Pointers to other builds are welcome!

Will try to build something based on IcedTea7 then soon, if that is
what it takes to get a true free software version. If we build it and
you have the bandwidth, can it be put on dl.openjdk.java.net (with
corresponding source code of course as the GPL says should be there).



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