Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, there were discussions on whether to remove OpenJDK 7 and Tomcat 7 from the default installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, due to some resource drains.
New information regarding this aspect has been released in the mailing lists, and it looks like Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be released containing both OpenJDK 7 and Tomcat 7 by default:
“Thanks to everyone who responded to this post both on and off list; as I expected, quite a few users depend on a well supported OpenJDK in Ubuntu in preference to using binary downloads from Oracle. Ubuntu 14.04 will ship with both OpenJDK 7 and Tomcat 7 in Ubuntu main,”
This should not affect anybody, since installing Java 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is easy. All you have to do is add the needed ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the oracle-java7-installer package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
Canonical might implement a lot of new features in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, including the adoption of Qt 5.2, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2, and the torrent lens that enables the users to search for torrents, directly from the Unity Dash. Also, Mate 1.6 and Pepper Flash Player have been added to the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04, while Unity 7 has been rewritten in GTK3 and Ubuntu 14.04 GNOME uses Nautilus 3.10.1 (optimized by Canonical) by default . Also, Boot Repair may be added to the default Ubuntu 14.04 ISO image, in order to help the users fix the boot loader easily.
As a reminder, the first stable version of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be released on the 17th of April, 2014.