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FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« on: January 25, 2012, 08:22:24 AM »
Heyho guys,
as a matter of fact the Big O removed the DLJ, which allowed Linux distros to distribute Java binaries (JRE/JDK) directly through their distro-specific repository. This is now history http://robilad.livejournal.com/90792.html. The current releases will be the last ones in the repository. To obtain newer versions you will have to download Java personally or scripting is needed. Any binary submissions will be refused.
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 10:07:42 AM »
Just waiting for the time when MySQL will be closed propriatry :(
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 10:09:45 AM »
Would be the next logical step... after OpenSolaris and Java ;-) Happy vendor lock-in everyone!
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:11:15 AM »
Didn't Sun have an agreement to keep mysql open for X years after purchase with a regulatory entity? I seem to recall something like that, against anti-competitive practises.
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 10:55:23 AM »
MariaDB is the replacement for MySQL.

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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 11:45:17 AM »
MariaDB is the replacement for MySQL.

Thanks, will take a look and make a tcz of it. Seems to be a similar story than OpenOffice -> Libreoffice.
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 01:12:25 AM »
what's wrong with openJDK that it cannot be packaged?

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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 01:19:43 AM »
openjdk is not affected, only the "*sun*" or now "*oracle*" versions of java jre/jdk.
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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 03:49:56 AM »
I never understood why people tried to feed that dead child for so long. It's technology wasn't revolutionary, the implementation depressing and it's use made people schizophrenic.
Thank good someone had the guts to build java a suitable coffin.

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Re: FYI: No further Java binary releases in TC repository
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 04:57:40 AM »
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