Interesting non-answer to "How much support does/will Oracle provide?"
BTW: Thanks Talibor. I was digging for those links.
From: javamail- [mailto:javamail-] On
Behalf Of Gera Shegalov
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 10:21 AM
To: Jon Batcheller
Subject: Re: [PJUG Javamail] Fwd: Java sun and oracle
I forwarded this question to Dalibor Topic, Oracle's Java FOSS
Ambassador and his reply is below.
Java3D is Open Source for at least for 3-4 years.
Swing is part of OpenJDK is Open Source since 2007:
Information about commercial support for Oracle JDK is available at:
JOGL is Open Source:
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Jon Batcheller
Interesting concern from a person at a major company looking
at Java, post-Oracle. I am concerned that this is a not
uncommon thought process after the merger. How would
you respond to this?
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I would value your opinion. I'm working on a substantial program in
java that I will tell you about next week. My worry is the lack of
support and lack of access to source code from oracle now that they
bought sun. My program is heavy on 3D graphics and GUI but I'm unhappy
with the support for java3d, Swing, or JOGL. The alternatives I'm
finding (opensource) seem well supported but immature. Are you aware
of oracle's intent to restart support for the older packages or would
you recommend to go with the new stuff, eg, lwjgl and twl?
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