Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

John Yeary johnyeary at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 15:44:40 UTC 2012

Hello Dalibor and Donald,

Am I missing something? It seems like you both are not really interested in
a central repository for OpenJDK builds. Is there an Oracle prohibition
about doing something like this?

I can add a page with links to binaries from the community.

I think a lot of users and companies are more likely to be wary of
downloading "John's Wacky OpenJDK 7 for PPC". OK, that was overly dramatic,
but I know I am wary of downloading compiled bits from someone I don't know.

Some folks make really good bits and package them nicely. Mine are just a
zip file.


John Yeary

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On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Donald Smith <donald.smith at oracle.com>wrote:

> Personally, I think a well formed list of links to the community binaries
> makes a lot of sense.
>  - Don
> On 14/02/2012 7:06 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> On 2/14/12 2:19 AM, John Yeary wrote:
>>> Let me make sure I understand, on the OpenJDK site we don't want to host
>>> binaries either built by community folks, or Oracle?
>> Distributing (third party) binaries is not what OpenJDK is set up to do
>> well.
>> In the way of a broken analogy, it's a bit like the Linux kernel, and its
>> source-code only kernel.org, then it is like, say, a full-fledged Linux
>> distribution, that provides binaries, caters to end users, etc. Or
>> gcc.gnu.org,
>> for another example.
>>  If I have a binary, add it as an attachment to the wiki for the specific
>>> port?
>> That won't work, technically. But then, there is also a lot more work to
>> distributing any open source code then finding a spot large enough to host
>> a binary.
>> cheers,
>> dalibor topic

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