OpenJDK for Ubuntu - Definite EOL?

Hi,

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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CEHJCommented:
You should really be focusing on the OpenJDK element. If you'd like to refocus on that first, we can maybe discuss those implications
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SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
Sorry I am not a native speaker, what do you mean by "focus on the element"?
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CEHJCommented:
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..
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CEHJCommented:
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.
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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..
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CEHJCommented:
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 ...
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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.
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gheistCommented:
If we trust Oracle it is Dec 2018:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
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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