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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Nothing to worry about here ...
by robogeek on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:07 UTC
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I used to be the DLJ project lead back when I worked for Sun. There's nothing to worry about here.

The DLJ project was a temporary measure enacted before the plan to open source Sun's Java implementation, which eventually became the OpenJDK. The OpenJDK project itself has become good enough that the DLJ project is no longer necessary, especially as OpenJDK 7 has been out for awhile now.

Because the DLJ project no longer served a purpose, there's no need to maintain the DLJ project, no need to maintain the Debian/Ubuntu packages and the rest of it.

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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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