[Bug 420426] Re: sun-java6 6b16 update for karmic, hardy and jaunty

Pjotr12345 computertip at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 10:55:23 BST 2009

In Karmic, you can always download the newest JRE from the website of
Sun. A manual installation of JRE is not so hard; Sun has provided an
instruction for that.

I think Canonical has made a good decision: apparently, there's not
enough manpower available, for keeping JRE safe with security updates in
Karmic. So they've made the choice to abandon JRE in favour of OpenJDK.

A wise choice: better not provide this very popular package at all, than
provide it without security updates. JRE is far too popular and widely
used for that: you don't want millions of computers at risk.

When you install JRE manually, you are aware that it's up to you, to
keep it safe by checking regularly at Sun's website, for a newer

So: kudo's for Canonical, for putting security first!

sun-java6 6b16 update for karmic, hardy and jaunty
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