JDK7 with lambda's downloadable

Neal Gafter neal at gafter.com
Thu Sep 9 22:39:00 PDT 2010


Does Oracle offer a patent grant so that we can *use* the lambda prototype,
whether from our own builds or prebuilt by Oracle?  The GPLv2 license
doesn't include such a patent grant, and the Java patent promise doesn't
apply because the lambda prototype isn't an implementation of any Java
platform specification.  Without such a patent grant we would be violating
Oracle's patent rights by running the prototype.


On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:

> We are working on being able to provide binary builds for lambda.
>  Currently
> the source repositories are the only option, which we know is less than
> optimal.
> On 9/9/2010 9:32 AM, Tom Brus wrote:
> > Hi lambda list,
> >
> > Can I download a prebuild version of the JDK7 ***with lambdas***
> somewhere?
> > Possibly for Mac =] ?
> > Or is pulling it from mercurial the only way to get it?
> >
> > Our group is eagerly waiting for lambdas in java, the only JDK7 change
> with
> > real meat on the bones, in our opinion...
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
> >

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