OpenJDK 6 and Fedora 9

OpenJDK 6 was released in Fedora 9. Yay! The name change is satisfying and it’s great to see the past 6 months’ efforts come to fruition. For me this isn’t quite as exciting as the release of Fedora 8, which was the first distribution release to include IcedTea packages, based on an OpenJDK 7 pre-release snapshot. Still, it’s nice to see OpenJDK maturing into its role as Fedora’s default JDK.

Unfortunately I missed the Toronto Fedora 9 release party since I was on vacation. From the pictures it looks like it was a fun time!