Java [was: Re: Switching FreeBSD machines]

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Dec 24 02:28:36 PST 2004

Skylar Thompson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 12:20:09PM -0600, Joshua Lokken wrote:
>>to give you a confidence boost, I very recently built jdk14 on
>>a 5.3-RELEASE machine *by the instructions*, and it built
>>without problems, and apps were able to find it afterwards.
>>If that's all that's keeping from starting from scratch, don't
>>worry about java; it's not that bad.
> Does anyone know if JDK1.5 is going to be supported by FreeBSD? I have some
> JDK1.5 apps that I've written for Linux that I would like to run on
> FreeBSD. I've been unsuccessful in getting JDK1.5 running through Linux
> emulation too.

Alexey Zelkin just announced on freebsd-java at ... that he had succeeded
in porting JDK-1.5 to the extent that it is now self-hosting:

Public beta testing releases are expected in January.



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