[Mageia-discuss] Sun java updates must now be downloaded and installed manually.

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 05:26:49 CET 2011

On 11/17/2011 10:52 PM, David W. Hodgins wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:47:10 -0500, Johnny A. Solbu
> <cooker at solbu.net> wrote:
>> The blog post seems to say that the distribtor license is retired
>> because Oracle now consider OpenJDK to be mature enough so that this
>> license is no longer needed.
>> The blog post also says that the license was invented to serve the
>> community untill a Free Java implementation could take over. This
>> point seems to have been reached, according to the post.
>> This is actually good news for the Free software community.
> Agreed. Just want to make sure that anyone who is using the
> sun java package from the repositories know that they must
> get the latest security updates directly from java.com, as
> the packages in the Mageia repositories are not being updated.
> Regards, Dave Hodgins
Thanks, Dave. Notification appreciated, although I had come to the 
conclusion that it wouldn't be updated on my own, and took the 
appropriate steps so my browser plugin is the latest from Oracle. One or 
two of the websites I frequent claim to be fussy about such things.


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