[Bug 1368094] Re: Please backport openjdk-8 8u40~b04-2 (universe) from utopic

Mark Kirk mklists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 20:58:29 UTC 2015

I'm dismayed that this has been going on for a year now (several other
tickets plead for Java 8 on 14.04). It seriously makes me question
whether Ubuntu is the right server distro to be running. I thought
Canonical was going to support 14.04 LTS for 5 years. Support shouldn't
mean frozen in time.

Java 7 defaults to older TLS versions (especially on client connections)
and it's sometimes difficult to force TLSv1.2 when you can't change the
source code of a library.  Java 8 bypasses these problems, so getting 8
on 14.04 is really a security issue, too.

It seems like doing this is mired in some weird bureaucratic black hole.

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