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From Konstantin Boudnik <>
Subject Re: RedHat moving to OpenJDK
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:49:11 GMT
Well, Oracle has announced a few months ago that there only will be one JDK
platform, based on OpenJDK. So, technically speaking RH has no other choice,
because IcedTea sucks big time ;/


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:46PM, Jos Backus wrote:
> Hi,
> This post,
> and this post,
> by David Walluck, one of the JPackage maintainers, suggests that
> RedHat is moving to OpenJDK:
> "I used to rewrite and try to submit notes here for JDK 1.6
> integration with RHEL 5, but thank you goddess, Red Hat and Oracle
> have worked out a decent deal to make OpenJDK the new standard and
> integrate suport much more effectively."
> "Finally, Red Hat seems to have largely switched to OpenJDK. This is
> what JPackage is using for builds as well. There has been no need to
> build a nosrc.rpm for a while now, assuming you're willing to give up
> the Oracle JDK for the OpenJDK in your base OS."
> How do people here feel about this move?
> Jos
> -- 
> Jos Backus
> jos at

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