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?"
Tuxie
Member since:
2009-04-22

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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RE[2]: What?
by dnebdal on Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:10 in reply to "RE: What?"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

My bank uses a java-based authenticator thing that didn't handle openJDK well last time I tried, too. Oh well, I guess it's about time to see if they've fixed it. (Where "they" can be my bank or OpenJDK - either way works.)

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RE[2]: What?
by ebasconp on Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:22 in reply to "RE: What?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

My Java app running on top of the OpenJDK crashed when doing some things using JNI, but the same app used to run as wanted in a Sun JDK environment. So... yes, there are incompatibilities.

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RE[3]: What?
by martini on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
martini Member since:
2006-01-23

If Oracle says that JRE 1.7 is based in OpenJDK, then JRE 1.7 should not work with some legacy apps too.

That means they have broken the legacy, not that they removed Java license from Ubuntu to screw up consumers.

The question may be. How different are the binaries of OpenJDK against Oracle Java 7 JRE?

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