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From Eric Newton <>
Subject Re: Java
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:14:18 GMT
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)


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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