OpenJDK default Java Runtime in Ubuntu
By barton808 on Aug 06, 2008
Last week, Doko (pictured here), sent out a mail to the ubuntu-devel-announce list saying that, for Ubuntu's Intrepid release due in October, "OpenJDK6 is the default java runtime / development kit in main, on all architectures."
This marks a key accomplishment for the JDK which began its it relationship with Ubuntu in the multiverse repository thanks to the Distribution License for Java.
The Road to Freedom
In the last year or so the JDK has been liberated and with the help of the folks from the Iced Tea project, encumbrances have been removed one by one. With the release of OpenJDK JDK moved into Ubuntu's Universe repository in 8.04.
Now, as of last week, it is has moved directly into the heart of the Ubuntu distribution, Main! With OpenJDK in Main this means that the flood gates are now open for all Open Source apps that depend on the JDK to, as community manager Jorge put it, "rock in Ubuntu."
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