[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 21:27:43 UTC 2009


Mathieu Baudier wrote:
>
> I do believe that with Java now GPL, Linux+Java can be a great platform.
> But there are years of parallel development paths and, if I can put it
> that way, mutual distrust, that need to be overcome.
> So it is still a bit painful (but much much better than a few years ago!).
> 
> I have the feeling that Red Hat is supporting Java on the long term,
> e.g. with their ownership of JBoss, and their contributions to
> OpenJdk/IcedTea (for example the very interesting work of Gary Benson
> on alternative architectures such as PPC, see [2]).

Given that it could have been trivial to include Sun Java ages ago, or at least 
not intentionally break the jpackage installation methods, I think Red Hat has 
done more damage to java than any other company and don't see that turning 
around even if they try at this late date.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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