Fw: JDK 1.1 port and MS Java
william.cai at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 20:15:16 PDT 2007
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From: David P. Caldwell <inonit at inonit.com>
To: william.cai at yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 3:57:35 AM
Subject: JDK 1.1 port and MS Java
Hi, William. I tried to post the below to freebsd-java but for some
reason am having problems. (I am subscribed to the list.) In any case,
feel free to re-post on my behalf if it seems useful.
> > More than a month ago, JDK ports related to Java 1.1 and 1.2 were marked
> > DEPRECATED and scheduled for removal. This period has come to an end,
> > and it is now time that we remove the support for these ports in
> > bsd.java.mk before we delete the JDK ports themselves.
> I just noticed that java/jdk11 is scheduled for removal, so sorry for
> the late comment.
> I would like to add one use case for this port: compiling code that
> will run on the version of Java shipped with every vanilla Microsoft OS
> since Windows 98 (aka. "the Microsoft Virtual Machine"). Its been a
> number of years (2003) since I needed this (getting an Java SSH applet
> that will work in any cybercafe on the planet). but java/jdk11 was
> really the only environment where I had a chance of producing code that
> seemed to work reliably.
> Maybe I never will need to do this kind of work again, but I just wanted
> to mention how this port could potentially be useful outside of internal
> FreeBSD ports dependencies.
I believe you can do this with newer JDKs by using the -bootclasspath
command-line switch and pointing it toward the JDK 1.1 version of
classes.zip. So I'm not sure maintaining the port is necessary --
although someone doing this would need a copy of a JDK 1.1 classes.zip.
But anyway, do newer Windows PCs ship with Microsoft's JVM? I'm pretty
sure they don't.
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