I assume that you are going to use Flume with other members of Hadoop herd, so I would suggest to go for Sun(Oracle) Java 6.

Warm Regards,
Tariq
https://mtariq.jux.com/


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 3:44 AM, Rahul Ravindran <rahulrv@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi,
  Do you have any preference or recommendation regarding the java version and flavor you recommend for flume 1.3? 

Oracle/Sun or Open JRE. 

Java 6 or Java 7?

Thanks,
~Rahul.