AW: Question Update Java Security Updates
marquis at roble.com
Thu Mar 10 16:17:21 UTC 2011
Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>> Agreed, we should probably switch the default JDK to openjdk6.
>> Really, even considering the large number of security issues openjdk has
>> had and is expected to continue to having for the foreseeable future?
>> Sounds like a recipe for pain among FreeBSD default JDK users or at least
>> those whose primary criteria for a JDK are compatibility and security.
> Is having very old "official" JDK any better?
Old or new is not a criteria many sysadmins value relative to the pain of
upgrading. The time and effort to upgrade applications and servers every
few years vs several times a year can make or break the choice of an OS,
and used to be FreeBSD's strong suite vis-a-vis Linux.
> I don't think we get many (any?) security updates for them lately.
The reason for that is that they haven't been necessary. This cannot be
said for openjdk, not yet at least.
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