OpenJDK BSD Port project: why FreeBSD Java Fondation is not
mark.hindess at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 6 08:56:41 UTC 2008
In message <20080903205006.GA66614 at misty.eyesbeyond.com>, Greg Lewis writes:
> On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 06:16:04PM +0300, Achilleas Mantzios wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Moreover it is still unclear which java people will mostly run in the
> > future and who is going to be porting it.
> Thats hard to say. Prior to the release of Java 7 the plan is to have two
> things done:
> 1. Have the BSD port integrated into the main OpenJDK trunk.
> 2. Have all of the "binary plug" issues resolved so they aren't needed.
> If those two happen I would expect that FreeBSD users would generally run
> OpenJDK 7.
I suspect that some FreeBSD users would prefer a "java" with a license
that is closer to the BSD license. Perhaps, they'll use Apache Harmony?
(It might actually be working on FreeBSD in the same sort of time
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