http://www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu Azul Systems, the company that Cliff Click works for, builds their own openjdk version.
If you don’t recall Cliff Click, I was first introduced to him via this awesome video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agH7Cz5FSxY
If I have to run on the JVM, then this is how I want to run on the JVM.
Zulu isn’t Zing, and yet it is a hidden gem. No more stupid prompts from Oracle. No more being associated with the company that forces you to install the Ask toolbar and other spywear.
The download page is here: http://www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/downloads
It is the best (only?) way to get openjdk onto your OSX mac.
Better still is the package install on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0x219BD9C9 sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://repos.azulsystems.com/ubuntu stable main" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zulu-8
Zulu includes something called the CCK which says
The Commercial Compatibility Kit (CCK) for Zulu contains additional functionality that is not included in in the OpenJDK source, but which will help ensure compatibility in applications that take advantage of specific additional features that Oracle bundles into HotSpot.
curl -O http://cdn.azulsystems.com/zcck/2014-08-8-bin/zcck8-126.96.36.199-amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i zcck8-188.8.131.52-amd64.deb
Do better Java on Ubuntu.