dfrandin wrote:The reason why I'm posting here is I've recently become aware that the Oracle/Sun Java runtime is going to be dropped by Ubuntu in the immediate future, due to some obscure licensing issue. Not only is Oracle Java being deprecated by Ubuntu, but, for machines that are on automatic update, the Java RT will be automatically removed. Fortuantly, these two machines are not on auto-update, just notify. My question is then, does the Indexing application require sun-java6-jre to operate correctly or can we fall back to the openjre runtime?
dfrandin wrote:I realize this problem is not an issue for people running Windows, but due to all of the malware afflicting Windows now, I've been weaning as many people as I can off of Windows.
aebrown wrote:The FS Indexing app is not tested with the OpenJDK JRE, so I doubt that you'll get a firm answer on this. However, it sounds like you're skilled with Ubuntu, and so it shouldn't be that hard for you to swap out the JRE and give it a try.
aebrown wrote:I've been running Windows for many, many years, and never had any malware. I know some people have some problems in this area, but it's just a matter of putting proper protection in place, which is quite straightforward. I hope the people you are "weaning off of Windows" are totally comfortable with Ubuntu. In my experience, that's not an easy jump. As long as those users are making the change with their eyes wide open as to the consequences, then that's great -- but I'd be wary of talking people into a change they may not completely understand.
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