Open JDK 7 doesn't have 64 bit package or a mozilla plugin?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Dec 26 01:55:32 UTC 2011

On 12/25/2011 06:30 PM, Craig White wrote:

> I'm not sure why anyone would actually want to run the closed binary
> from oracle when they can run the open source version from their own
> distribution. I sort of thought that is the point of open source anyway.

Craig, crack open synaptic and do the usual java search for the Oracle 
Java JDK ... ain't there no mo. OpenJDK 6 has been a POS for my needs.

> Opening up java was one of the really great things that Sun did prior to
> their being swallowed by Oracle.

I agree, but Sun ain't Sun, they're Oracle now. And the Sun/Oracle Java 
6 packages are no more too, as was promised. And, so far, as I haven't 
had time to test the OpenJDK 7 to see if it has it's graphics issues 
settled out, which were show stoppers when trying to run my server. I 
will have to use the Oracle brand of Java 7 in order for my server to 
work at all, with more than one core taking the loads. But, do a 
synaptic search on "sun" or "oracle" or "java", in synaptic and there is 
nothing but OpenJDK or IcedTea listed. So, I have two choices; "One will 
go and the other be slow."

And, after turning on the script for libdvdcss2 my frickin' DVD no 
longer plays ...again. I shouldn't have done that as it worked prior, 
after I freshly installed. There's lots of bug reports about it, so I'm 
studying the script to see if I can figure out where it put stuff and 
maybe just erase those files. Or, it'll be another re-install and ignore 
any of my DVD's that are encrypted. <bangs head on work desk>

As Emily Latilda used to say "It's always something." :)Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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