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From Aaron Cordova <>
Subject Re: Java
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:16:50 GMT
Nice. And you haven't noticed any differences compared to the Sun JDK?

On Mar 15, 2012, at 3:14 PM, Eric Newton wrote:

> Hey Aaron,
> I do development and testing on my ubuntu laptop, so OpenJDK is used quite
> a bit:
> $ java -version
> java version "1.6.0_23"
> OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11pre) (6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10.2)
> OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode)
> -Eric
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Aaron Cordova <> wrote:
>> So, you may or may not have noticed, but Oracle is making it harder and
>> harder to install the Sun Java SDK on Linux. It's not available in any repo
>> for ubuntu anymore for example.  Also, someone at a recent Hadoop Meetup
>> mentioned that Oracle's official support for Sun Java 1.6 might be expiring
>> soon .. ?
>> Some Linux distros are claiming that OpenJDK is good enough. The day
>> before yesterday I installed Cloudera Hadoop, ZooKeeper and built Accumulo
>> 1.4 from source on a Virtual machine running Ubuntu Maverick with OpenJDK
>> and it seemed to run fine. But I haven't done any rigorous testing yet.
>> Are there any plans to add testing of OpenJDK to Accumulo? Does anyone
>> anticipate any problems in switching to a new JVM?
>> There are others besides OpenJDK, IBM Jrockit I think, etc. .. although I
>> only think it's important to support the one most users are likely to need,
>> and that's looking less like Sun JDK and more like OpenJDK.
>> One other reason to perhaps look at OpenJDK is that it might make it
>> easier for someone to create a more pure distribution of the whole stack,
>> from a licensing perspective.
>> Aaron

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