JDK 7 build 130 is Milestone 12: Developer Preview

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Feb 23 10:27:19 PST 2011

On 23 February 2011 17:57, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://gnu.wildebeest.org/blog/mjw/2009/11/14/trusting-companies-with-your-code/
> 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
> cause...

In fairness, Mark did point out that these are proprietary builds in
what was a clear aside
from the main topic (i.e. OpenJDK is reaching the testing stage for
'normal' users now).
There wasn't any attempt to mislead anyone into thinking it was anything else.

>> 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).

That would be good.  Now there's just the 'simple' matter of getting
IcedTea7 up to date...

> Thanks,
> Mark

Andrew :-)

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