I’ve been looking to take advantage of Openfire more on my Ubuntu based server and the big question that remains for me is support of OpenJDK 6 and 7. Right now, Openfire officially supports only the sun-java6 versions of the JRE but recently Oracle stopped updating the JRE and JDK in the Canonical Parters repository at http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/s/sun-java6/ for ALL versions of Ubuntu.
Seeing this and continuing forward with supporting Openfire on future releases of Ubuntu, how much work would it take to have Openfire also run well on OpenJDK’s JRE? In the past I have altered Openfire config files and force installed Openfire to use OpenJDK and although it worked, there were some warnings from Openfire about it not running off a proprietary JRE.
With a LTS version of Ubuntu (12.04) coming out in under six months with 5 years of support, I think it is very important to support OpenJDK with Openfire to not only ensure its future, but the openness of open sourced software in the Linux ecosystem.