Java 1.5 Stability Question

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Jul 24 19:46:01 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 10:28:17AM -0700, M. Goodell wrote:
> We started building: /usr/ports/java/jdk15 from source and immediately saw
>   the message: "WARNING: This is BETA quality software!"
>   Based on this information, we are assuming this port is not safe for a production environment, therefore, I would like to know what Java port, if any, is safe for a production environment in the FreeBSD universe.

If you're really, really, conservative, you could use the 1.4.2 port

>   We would really like to have the new features of Java 1.5 as part of our system we
>   are beginning development on. Is this a realistic possibility to have the latest Java 1.5
>   and FreeBSD play together?

Yup. I've got it running on production systems.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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