Canonical Will Remove Java From Ubuntu

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed Dec 21 17:15:52 UTC 2011

On 18:09 Wed 21 Dec     , Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 20.12.2011 19:30, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
> > Probably because OpenJDK and SunJDK aren't really that compatible.
> I am afraid that most of these problems are caused by stupid developers 
> who are using (against all advices they were given) com.sun.* classes 
> (which I am said is the most common source of problems). There is no 
> protection against stupid programmers, I am afraid.

I agree use of com.sun.* is annoying (and it now has an explicit warning
with OpenJDK7's javac) but these classes do exist in OpenJDK.

> While I am looking over the shoulder of my JBoss colleague sitting next 
> to me, I don't see much problems (of course, bugs happen) with running 
> even so large application as JBoss AS on OpenJDK.
> Also, on the theme of stupid programmers, see 
> (although I am not 
> sure where the stupidity lies in this issue).

With whoever decided /etc/.java was a good idea... :-)

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