A suggestion: Why not set Sun's JDK as the default one?

Richard Mancusi vrman49 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 03:00:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 21:02, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Yes, I had it - but it was part of universe.  Nothing in universe is going
> to get installed as a default.  Universe is not Canonical-supported. If the
> licensing is OSS-compatible now, it could get into main - if that decision
> was made early enough to be included in the final release.
> --
> derek

I certainly agree with you - but just a side note ...

Installing packages via Synaptic Package Manager you will find
"ubuntu-restricted-extras".  Sounds like a ubuntu supported package -
but it isn't.

Here is the description:
Commonly used restricted packages
This package depends on some commonly used packages in the Ubuntu
multiverse repository.

Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding,
support for various other audio formats (gstreamer plugins), Microsoft fonts,
Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, LAME (to create compressed audio files),
and DVD playback.

Please note that packages from multiverse are restricted by copyright
or legal issues in some countries. See
for more information.

Note: this installed sun-java6-bin, sun-java6-jre, sun-java6-plugin

It's like Ubuntu knows we need these packages, so they stick them
all in one package for easy install.  Obviously not installed by default
but as close as they want to get considering the licensing issues.


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