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Opinions? Why is Sun JDK 6 required by so many?

Postby GoatZz on Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:27 pm

Things like the Jetbrains IDE family, Eclipse (Aptana Studio), even to run Minecraft... one needs Sun JDK 6 installed to make them work. Why do you suppose this is such a requirement and so many software choices haven't moved to support OpenJDK and Java7?
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Re: Opinions? Why is Sun JDK 6 required by so many?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:53 pm

I don't know. Minecraft works perfectly fine with OpenJDK 6. As do most applications. OpenJDK 7 is the reference implementation for Oracle Java 7, so there it should make even less of a difference if you don't use the restricted version (i.e., Oracle).
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Re: Opinions? Why is Sun JDK 6 required by so many?

Postby GoatZz on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:33 pm

I'll give it a shot with OpenJDK 6. It beats farting around with various PPA's
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Re: Opinions? Why is Sun JDK 6 required by so many?

Postby chillecharlie on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:00 pm

That is so not true, Minecraft doesnt work at all with OpenJDK, or well, it lags like hell compared to Oracle Java 6 JRE or Oracle Java 7 JRE, in my experience it runs most smooth on Oracle java 7.
I have extensively tested it, i own a very very popular Minecraft server in the Netherlands, one of the top servers in our country, and trust me on this, If you play Minecraft, install Oracle!
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