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: Nothing to worry about here ...
by f0dder on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:26 UTC in reply to "Nothing to worry about here ..."
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"Oracle" and "Nothing to worry about" don't go very well in the same sentence, though :-)

OpenJDK seems like the logical step forward, but pulling the Oracle JDK so soon seems a bit premature to me - especially considering that Java is used a lot by some of the very slow-moving enterprisey projects. Does OpenJDK have 100% compatibility with the Oracle SDK? Including sun extensions and JNI?

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