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Java, Glassfish, NetBeans and Java DB available with Ubuntu

Posted by davidvc on April 19, 2007 at 9:15 AM PDT

I just got the news that, as of today,
Java SE 6
, Glassfish v1, are all available in the Multiverse component of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

For more information see http://www.sun.com/software/linux/developer.xml.
From the press release, Mark Shuttleworth says "Developers who are interested in Sun's latest Java technology can install it instantly if they are running Ubuntu."

This is pretty cool. For the longest time there has been this issue over distributing Java in Linux distributions because of license incompatibilities, and now not just Java SE but a full stack is available. Of course I particularly like seeing Java DB there because, well, I like Java DB. But when you combine Java DB with the NetBeans IDE and the Glassfish app server and, of course, the Java SDK, well, now you have a complete Java development environment and runtime environment for folks using the most popular Linux distro out there.

Congratulations to the teams at Sun, Canonical and Ubuntu for making this happen!