We are happily using Ubuntu provided OpenJDK because OracleJDK had
some crash bugs.
Even that bugs might have been fixed, we appreciate if Ubuntu
continues to provide an
alternative, well-supported OpenJDK based JVM implementation.
As to Tomcat, having it in main is not important for us for several reasons:
1. Its easier to use official archive.
2. There are vital alternatives including Jetty.
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:16 AM, James Page <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> Hi Folks
> The first round of seed review changes have now been applied to the
> server seeds; quite a few bits have dropped out of main and the size
> of the server ISO has reduced!
> Next - the foundations team have been reviewing whether we should
> continue to provide OpenJDK as the default Java implementation in
> Ubuntu; this package is quite a resource drain on both the foundations
> and security teams from a SRU perspective so demotion of openjdk7 to
> universe is being considered.
> Most Java-ish things in main can be built using gcj; however Tomcat7
> is not going to work with gcj so would end up being demoted as well.
> What do people think to this plan? Are OpenJDK and Tomcat7 important
> packages for Ubuntu users? Will not having a well supported OpenJDK
> implementation in Ubuntu main discourage people from using Ubuntu to
> host their Java based applications? Or do users still just use the
> Oracle Java downloads instead and ignore what Ubuntu provides?
> Let me know what you think...
> - --
> James Page
> Ubuntu and Debian Developer
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