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Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates For Java 7 61

Posted by timothy
from the mistakes-were-made dept.
twofishy writes "The internet has been buzzing this week with the news that Oracle has ceased to provide free time zone updates outside of the standard JDK release cycle. However, at the end of yesterday the firm appeared to have a change of heart. 'We never intended for a support contract to be required to keep JDK 7 up to date. TZUpdater was made unavailable on March 8 as part of the End of Public Updates for JDK 6, and as soon as we learned that this affected JDK 7 users we initiated the process of making it available for JDK 7 again.'"
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Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates For Java 7

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  • Updates (Score:5, Interesting)

    by LizardKing (5245) on Tuesday June 11, 2013 @10:54AM (#43974397)

    We never intended for a support contract to be required to keep JDK 7 up to date

    Then provide bloody YUM and APT repos for easy upgrading on RedHat, CentOS and Debian based systems. Even Adobe can manage that for the poxy Flash plugin.

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