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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develop against the reference
by TechGeek on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:55 UTC
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OpenJDK is the reference platform. If you are developing against it, then your software is going to run on Oracle's Java just fine. If you develop against something else, you are going to get mixed results. Its a one way street, not two ways. Oracle's Java may have a bunch of extra functionality in it, that's why OpenJDK is the reference.

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