Bad news. sun-java6 packages removed soon from linux distros.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu

    Lousy news for me. Firstly I would need to install OpenJDK and uninstall sun jre as it will be redundant. Secondly there are more problems on websites with OpenJDK. BTW. it applies to all Linux distros. Licencing issues.
    Damn ! :thumbd:
     
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    Now this means I have to install the lousy icedtea browser plugin. The damn thing only works in Firefox.
    Has anybody got it to work with Opera ? I don't think so ...

    http://my.opera.com/ruario/blog/2010/06/18/java-still-not-working

    Not only that, the openjdk-jre package version(s) are very old - sort of before I joined Wilders. :p
    In Kubuntu 11.04 which I run in Vbox, the version is ..22 ! What about all the security updates
    since ..22 ?
     
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    I'm wondering about the impact on LibreOffice. Macros won't work if Java is not detected.

    Well, it's Oracle's property and their decision.
     
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    ye thats the way i read it.
    not all distros had sun java in their repos anyway.
     
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    Ugh, OpenJDK isn't as compatible with programs/services.
     
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    Probably. But then, updates will be a nag.
    I have to update flash manually, though i use the update-flashplugin-nonfree script. But then, i have several Firefox'es in /opt, Seamonkey, and RSSOwl.

    Now i have to update Java too? Corporate douche does it again..
     
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