[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.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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