TextMaker for FreeBSD now also supports FreeBSD 5.x

Christian Brueffer chris at unixpages.org
Fri Oct 10 12:37:25 PDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 02:24:02PM -0500, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> John Baldwin wrote:
> >On 09-Oct-2003 Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>As for the product, my initial impression is rather favorable, but as
> >>I'm running 5.1 and waiting for Java, I can't compare it to OO.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >You can build OO from ports on -CURRENT, btw.  It took about 23 hours
> >on my P3/700 laptop, but it does work.  I used Impress for the slides
> >for my BSDCon talk this year.
> >
> Really?
> Hmm, if I can get it working, my build should be faster
> (Athlon 1800+ here...) AFAIR, when I started
> /usr/ports/editors/openoffice it decided it needed Java,
> & asked me to download it manually.  I don't recall
> whether or not I decided that download ever got
> here (dialup, 44,000 on a good day) and perhaps
> I wrongly assumed that when the FBSD Foundation
> said that Java wasn't working on 5.x, they were correct.
> Speaking of FBSDF, aren't you part of that?  Maybe
> I read wrongly...

The 'not working on 5.X' part is true for the binary java packages the
FreeBSD Foundation provides.  Of course you can build the java ports
on 5.X and they will work.

- Christian

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