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By default use a functioning version of Java

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openSUSE-11.4
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Description

The "OpenJDK" version of Java is installed by default in openSUSE. This version of Java does not enjoy widespread compatibility. I have yet to find a site that properly works with this Java implemenaton and have promptly replaced it with a working Jave implemenation -- Sun.

The installation of the working Java plugin should be via the same mechanism that is employed to install Flash plugin upon the first update to the system (pullin-flash-player package).

Until the point in time it can be demonstrated that the OpenJDK implementation can work with >= 95% of Java applets encountered in "the real world" it should not be included by default in OpenSUSE. I think it is a way better out-of-box experiance for users to have to install Java (just like in Windows) vs. appear to have Java but "Java is broken in openSUSE" I doubt many non-technical users can understand the difference.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png V. K. wrote: (4 years ago)

IMHO, the version of Java installed by default should be the latest  supported by the latest released Eclipse SDK.

icons/user_comment.png K. K. wrote: (4 years ago)

I agree with Andrew - until OpenJDK works flawlessly with solutions such as secure login to online banking etc it should be replaced by the original Java implementation. Online banking - as well as online gambling and other secure online transactions e.g. with the authorities to deliver tax papers etc - are killer applications for ordinary users. For those users, it is important that openSUSE.org works out of the box.

icons/user_comment.png M. V. wrote: (2 years ago)

Andreas, as you know the status around java, can you please drop this feature?

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (2 years ago)

Rejected. Openjdk is the only one we have a license to redistribute. It has also matured in the meantime.

Last change: 2 years ago
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