Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Feb 17 09:38:43 UTC 2012

On 02/16/2012 08:57 PM, Wade Chandler wrote:

> I agree. I feel like this is a major contributor to Open JDK not
> being used as much; well, until now since the OS distribution
> license is going away, but individually I think this type thing will
> still push individual developers and small companies away. There
> needs to be a central location where one can go and download various
> version for their various platforms. As a developer using a product
> to build a solution, myself and many others, do not want every
> project we use to be a big ordeal to get going on various platforms
> we need to deliver solutions.  It is a simple numbers game on time.
> If OpenJDK is going to be successful as other OSS projects, then
> this is going to have to be a must sooner or later and preferably
> sooner.

I don't really understand this.  OpenJDK is installed as the default
in every free OS, as far as I know.  I don't know much about
proprietary operating systems, but I presume people download
proprietary binaries from Oracle.  So, I presume you're talking about
some group of people who don't want to use the proprietary binaries
for some reason but instead want to use OpenJDK.  And not just
OpenJDK, but a particular version of it, because their software is
dependent on that version.


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