openjdk vs diablo-jdk

bdsfbsd at bdsfbsd at
Mon Jun 21 21:25:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:31:33 -0400, Mike Jakubik  
<mike.jakubik at> wrote:

> On 6/21/2010 10:42 AM, bdsfbsd at wrote:
>> So really now this is just an issue of the preferred manner of having a  
>> jdk. I have yet to understand what openjdk is supposed to be versus  
>> what diablo-jdk is supposed to be, at least in terms of FreeBSD.. I  
>> know that openjdk is being designed for many platforms while diablo-jdk  
>> is FreeBSD specific, but the dependencies make it
> One is certified by Sun and is sadly outdated and no longer maintained  
> (If someone could tell me why that would be great, the freebsd  
> foundation is taking donations, why isn't this money spent to maintain  
> the Sun JDK?), the other is an open source version that is actively  
> maintained.
I don't know much, but it sounds like you answered your own question there.

>> appear that openjdk on FreeBSD equals diablo-jdk plus other packages.  
>> Is diablo-jdk missing some functionality that openjdk provides? Or are  
>> they somehow qualitatively different things?
> The other way around, openjdk is missing some Sun proprietary functions.  
> Mostly though, they provide the same functionality.

I don't get it, how can openjdk bring in diablo-jdk as a dependency yet be  
less functional?


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