Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Feb 24 09:20:19 UTC 2012

On 02/24/2012 02:21 AM, Wade Chandler wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 10:56 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 02/23/2012 01:53 PM, Wade Chandler wrote:
>>> Forgot to send to list before...
>>> On 02/23/2012 05:09 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>>> On 02/23/2012 04:09 AM, Wade Chandler wrote:
>>>>> Perhaps this is being done for Fedora. I was under the impression
>>>>> from the recent push, or at least perceived push, from Oracle to get
>>>>> folks using the OpenJDK and not their builds distributed within an
>>>>> operating system
>>>> I don't understand.  OpenJDK is distributed within an OS.  Where did
>>>> they say this?
>>> Here I'm specifically referring to the EOL of the OS bundle license for
>>> the Sun/Oracle distributed runtimes. For instance, on Ubuntu now, one
>>> needs to go get the Oracle version specifically from them versus it
>>> being able to be installed from the Ubuntu software center.
>> You're not really explaining this very well.  Why would the EOL of
>> JDK 6 have any bearing on this?
> I'm not referring to an EOL of Java 6. What I'm referring to is an
> EOL of allowing operating system providers to provide Oracles
> JRE/JDK in operating systems. 

Ah, you mean the proprietary JDK.  Please, please, if you mean the
proprietary JDK, say so, or everything will get horribly confused.
Or at least I will!  :-)

> That forces Linux distros to distribute OpenJDK only and users to
> get Oracle JDK 7,8,etc on their own if there is to be such a thing
> and obviously depending on its price.

Well, OK.  So what?  Why would anybody care?  OpenJDK is just fine.

> So, if Windows computer manufacturers would like to distribute a
> JDK, it will have to be OpenJDK.

Fair enough; we're talking about proprietary operating systems, then.

> Anyways, I use Ubuntu daily, and my thoughts on this come from:
> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/java-to-be-removed-from-ubuntu-uninstalled-from-user-machines/
> https://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/entry/moving_to_openjdk_as_the
> Please admonish me and especially them if it is wrong.

It seems accurate enough, although the headline is wrong (very wrong!)


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