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  • Ubuntu 8.10 Turns To OpenJDK 6

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 8.10 Turns To OpenJDK 6

    For those of you interested in open-source Java and are Ubuntu users, you'll be pleased to know that OpenJDK 6 was promoted to Ubuntu main and has now become the default Java Run-Time Environment (JRE) and Java Development Kit (JDK) starting with Ubuntu 8.10. OpenJDK is the open-source version of Java and is compliant with version 6 of Java...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjYzMQ

  • #2
    Off-topic, but where is Intel X4500 graphics performance test we were promised?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mirza View Post
      Off-topic, but where is Intel X4500 graphics performance test we were promised?
      Why would you post such a question on such an unrelated topic. There are other forums for questions like those. Don't be lazy and start a new thread instead of tacking on useless comments on unrelated posts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mirza View Post
        Off-topic, but where is Intel X4500 graphics performance test we were promised?
        Tomorrow or Friday... testing has completed its just a matter of when we decide to publish it.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          On-topic: Is this based in any way on Sun's Java source code? Changes like these have a tendency to break things.

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          • #6
            I use Fedora 9 and I was disappointed when I found out, that OpenJDK doesn't include the Java plugin for Firefox.

            Read: you will still have to download Sun's Java

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            • #7
              Well there is an open plugin, it just does not work with the websites I use. Until a website requires Java 1.5/1.6 the best to use is still 1.4.2 for Linux.

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              • #8
                Do you know if there are plans on open sourcing the plugin also?

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                • #9
                  The OpenJDK is now the same as Sun's JDK. ( http://twit.tv/floss33 )
                  Also, I'd like to see gnash bundled with Ubuntu soon.

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                  • #10
                    On-topic: Is this based in any way on Sun's Java source code?
                    Yep, openJDK is 95% or so original sun java source code...

                    Also, I'd like to see gnash bundled with Ubuntu soon.
                    Isn't gnash in ubuntu for a few releases yet?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Louise View Post
                      Do you know if there are plans on open sourcing the plugin also?
                      There is already a open plugin based on the OpenJDK. It's called IcedTea. Look at http://iced-tea.org/wiki/Main_Page for information. Im using it on Gentoo x86_64 and it's worked very well so far, without any proprietary software needed.

                      @Kano: Are you reffering to IcedTea or one of the older free Java-replacements? Afaik IcedTea should be fully compatible. Maybe you'd tell us what sites you've got problems with?

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                      • #12
                        Try the games in

                        http://www.spin.de/

                        Also with Java 1.5 or newer (it works with 1.4.2!) you can try this:

                        http://www.radiogong.de/fileadmin/chat/

                        You can open private dialogs, but you are unable to close em. Very stupid bug...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kano View Post
                          Try the games in

                          http://www.spin.de/
                          The games wont start for me. It complains about java missing. Weird.

                          Originally posted by Kano View Post
                          Also with Java 1.5 or newer (it works with 1.4.2!) you can try this:

                          http://www.radiogong.de/fileadmin/chat/

                          You can open private dialogs, but you are unable to close em. Very stupid bug...
                          I get that as well. That's probably due to the applet doing weird stuff it isn't supposed to do.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wiscados View Post
                            Also, I'd like to see gnash bundled with Ubuntu soon.
                            Maybe one day it will make sense...
                            It's been bundled already and unfortunately mostly useless. It was the very first thing I replaced after the fresh hardy install.

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                            • #15
                              @Zhick

                              both works with 1.4.2, the spin chat games work with 1.5 and 1.6 too. Btw. the radio gong chat works with win, so it is a Linux only problem...

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