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Old 08-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #31
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Mostly C these days. Though I still have a soft spot for Pascal/Delphi.

My comment was more about the implementation than the language though.
I dare say, given C's track record.
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:51 PM   #32
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Slackware will not be allowed to keep shipping JRE and JDK the way it used to (re-packaging the official binaries). But there are two alternatives to that: either Slackware will ship OpenJDK instead (compiled from source) or it will ship only a jre.SlackBuild and jdk.SlackBuild script which enables you, the Slackware user, to package and install the official Java binaries painlessly.
I vote for OpenJDK.

My reasoning is that no matter which one you choose, there would be someone who would like the other option. It would be easier for a third party to write a SlackBuild script that packages the Sun JDK than to write a SlackBuild that builds and packages OpenJDK.
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #33
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OpenJDK is the obvious choice. I've read somewhere (I can't find a link now) that, previously, OpenJDK and the official JDK differed in the sense that they were different products, but the goal is to have the official Oracle JDK based on OpenJDK plus a few changes, so distributing OpenJDK would totally make sense, even if it's going to be a bit of a bumpy road in the first moments.
 
Old 08-30-2011, 04:44 PM   #34
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Often what seems the obvious choice isn't always the best choice overall. I still say contact Oracle.
 
Old 08-30-2011, 04:51 PM   #35
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But if you read the new license especially the parts about redistribution and such, all they ask is the documentation and license files as well as the whole of the package remain intact for the redistribution. There is nothing specifically mentioned about the method or means of the redistribution, only things regarding package integrity.
Judging from what Alien Bob posted before you wrote the above, you appear to be mistaken.

Were you both quoting from the same license?

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #36
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I quoted directly from the Oracle website's.
 
Old 12-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #37
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It looks like canonical is retiring oracle java: http://www.h-online.com/security/new...s-1396528.html
 
  


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