[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Dec 31 20:36:41 UTC 2009
On Thu, 31 Dec 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!).
A partial Java implementation, mostly GPLv2 -- see the
""CLASSPATH" EXCEPTION TO THE GPL" in the License file;
lacking in a FOSS conformance testing suite needed to
permit reproduceable testing of the result
It's not there yet; Sun's future is up in the air, and given
the pushback on the Innodb (prior Oracle acquisition, left to
largely rot since) backend / MySQL 'merger hold' concerns by
the EU's anti-trust review organ, it remains to be seen if
this will turn out well.
See also this post:
by a rather prominent former Yahooian/MySQL maven
Ellison trotting the penguins out on the stage and being
tossed a softball question by the then-most prominent MSFT
covering analyst at Goldman Sachs, showed him as 'gaming'
Linux. Have you seen a lot of good and community oriented
support of OEL 2 out there since ORCL started using some
un-modified CentOS images in their SRPM rebuild efforts?
-- Russ herrold
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