Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:05 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Java Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the "Operating System Distributor License for Java," means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Users who have the "sun-java-6" package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update -- the exact date of which is "TBD."
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RE: What?
by Tuxie on Mon 19th Dec 2011 18:19 UTC in reply to "What?"
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Yes, there are compatibility problems. Many third party applications don't work with OpenJDK yet. Crashplan is one and I'm sure there are others. Yes, I'm sure that it's the fault of those those applications but the net effect from a user's point of view is still that they can run it with Sun JDK and not with OpenJDK.

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