[CentOS] bug submission justified for distribution of obsolete java software?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 16:15:05 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Would someone advise whether the distribution of an obsolete version
>> of java should be reported as a bug;
>> http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=827
> One *could* argue that Java is a bug, being a) so error-prone, b) so
> vulnerable to attack, and c) so huge and slow, and shouldn't be
> allowed....

But you'd be wrong on all counts.  I'd argue the opposite - that you
should only be allowed to use languages that work across CPU types and
OS's so as to never be locked into a monopolistic single vendor.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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