OpenJDK for Ubuntu - Definite EOL?


is there a definite "end of life" or end of support (updates and security fixes) for OpenJDK 6&7 with Ubuntu 12&14 LTS?
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You should really be focusing on the OpenJDK element. If you'd like to refocus on that first, we can maybe discuss those implications
SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
Sorry I am not a native speaker, what do you mean by "focus on the element"?
I mean the issue has not much to do with Ubuntu. They are providing support downstream of OpenJDK
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SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
Well, OpenJDK 6 and 7 are handled differently in Ubuntu Server 12LTS and 14LTS.

I cannot find any definite information - from OpenJDK or Ubuntu - how long and in which scale these will be supported.

If there simply is no such date, that would be an information, too..
The real point here is that you probably shouldn't be interested. Why? Because you should be using the latest Java in every case. Applications which tell you that they need a specific version of Java in order to run are either badly written, badly supported, or both.
SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
My question is not about good or badly written software, I don't want to change topics here.. ;-)

Question was:
How long and in which scale these will OpenJDK (6/7) under Ubuntu Server LTS (12/14) be supported, from OpenJDK and/or Ubuntu side.

If there is no such exact date, that would be an information, too..
My question is not about good or badly written software, I don't want to change topics here.. ;-)

I'm making a general Java point as this is a general Java programming topic  area and that's what i do here.

I am not the OpenJDK package maintainer for Ubuntu, nor am i Ubuntu. I don't know why you'd ask anyone other than them ...
SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your answers and your time.

But I do not want to drift off to some kind of discussion or "general points". I have a question, asking for an answer; anything else won't help me.

I contacted some devs, still waiting for response, so in the meantime, I thought, I might get some useful response from some general ubunt/java experts or sysadmins facing the same question.
If we trust Oracle it is Dec 2018:
Since OpenJDK uses almost same JVM for all versions it might be possible for e.g. Canonical to stretch a bit longer.

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