[CentOS] New java update?

Tue Mar 5 22:04:49 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
>> Please.
>> Java is doing everything in it's power to rival the insecurity records
>> of sendmail and bind from years ago, or horde's track record or phpBB's.
>> It's just one rolling security vector.  It's apparently maintained by
>> people that don't really know what they're doing since it's one issue
>> after another in rapid pace.  Oracle's attitude towards patches is
>> abysmal at best and I can't see any relief in sight.  Look at it this
>> way: distro's have rolling releases and Java has rolling security
>> vulnerabilities.
> But wait - wasn't making the code 'free' supposed to take care of all
> those issues since everyone can now see the problems and contribute
> the fixes?   I think RMS may have led us astray.

No, java was Sun's baby, now it's Oracle's. I know y'all have seen my
feelings about Oracle/Sun hardware "tech support"....