Native Java JDK vs. Linux Java JDK via emulation
tkelly-freebsd-questions at taborandtashell.net
Wed Dec 8 18:56:40 PST 2004
First of all, I checked (http://www.freebsd.org/java/), but it did not
have the info I was looking for (it also didn't seem to have any contact
info for their authors).
So, my question:
What is the difference between the Native Java JDK (java/jdk14), and the
linux one (java/linux-sun-jdk14), besides the obvious fact that
java/linux-sun-jdk14 is officially sanctioned by Sun?
Also, if java/jdk14 is a native binary build of Java, why does it
Finally, a more general question: why do ports require specific versions
of java? For example: The OpenOffice port requires java/jdk-1.4.2p6_7,
shouldn't any vendor's copy of version 1.4 of the JDK work?
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