Java SE 7 Finally Sees The Light Of Day
Phoronix: Java SE 7 Finally Sees The Light Of Day
Just landing in Europe now for the Phoronix Oslo event taking place tonight in Aker Brygge, but the news on the Internet seems to be that -- at long last -- Oracle has officially released Java SE 7...
IcedTea is NOT "the" java distribution
The icedtea distribution is not run through Oracle's QA testing, and it has many many bugs that are not in the standard jdk
Their testing takes weeks, that's why build 147 was up there for so long before they finally released it.
In my experience many commercial java applications won't run at all with icedtea
Also in my experience these commercial apps are only tested with the official jdk, so the bugs are not even reported to icedtea.
icedtea may be feature compatible, but it most certainly has not had even close to the same level of testing.