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Red Hat has announced that it is assuming the leadership of the OpenJDK 6 community, just days after Oracle issued what it said would be the final patch for version 6 of its commercial Java SE 6 Development Kit. Oracle posted JDK 6 Update 43 on Monday as an emergency patch for the latest in a series of severe vulnerabilities …


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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Java 7

      Big task. To maintain Java you need to develop it for Windows, OSX and Linux. You can't pick sides.

  2. keithpeter Silver badge

    Oracle Linux?

    Doesn't Oracle Linux track RHEL?

    The irony

  3. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    Hmmm, I wonder if bugfixes in java 6 could be pushed forward to 7. I have this rather amusing vision of everyone abandoning 7 and going back to 6 as it becomes steadily more reliable and secure.

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