Canonical, through Matthias Klose, announced on July 11th, 2009 that the Ubuntu Java development team had completed the certification of the OpenJDK 6 platform for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). This means that the OpenJDK 6 package included in Ubuntu 9.04 has passed the meticulous tests of the Java Standard Edition Test Compatibility Kit and that it is now fully compatible with the Java Standard Edition 6 platform, on both i386 and amd64 architectures.
"The Ubuntu Java development team is pleased to announce completed certification of OpenJDK 6 for Ubuntu 9.04, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. After signing the Sun TCK agreement earlier this year, Java developers went to work with the certification process and received final certification from Sun in late May." - Matthias Klose said in the official announcement.
What is OpenJDK? It is a 100% free and open-source implementation of Sun's popular Java Standard Edition 6 platform. On the other hand, Java TCK (Test Compatibility Kit) is a toolkit that provides tests, tools and documents intended to help developers determine if Java implementations are compliant or not.
What is Ubuntu? It is an open-source piece of software, 100% FREE to download and use. Users are free to customize or alter the included software in order to meet their needs. Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, businesses, schools and governments around the globe. The current release is Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and you can download it right now from Softpedia. Don't forget to share it with your friends and family!