Which version of Java to use?

Harald Schmalzbauer h at schmalzbauer.de
Wed Nov 12 15:12:47 PST 2003

On Wednesday 12 November 2003 21:49, Preston Crawford wrote:
> I want to install Java to use Ant/Tomcat/Struts stuff like that. Which JDK
> is the "right" one to install to get these to work properly? Can anyone
> tell me?

I'm no java guy but regarding the latest commit message I think 1.4.2:

jdk14 java   Java Development Kit 1.4.2 
Update to 1.4.2p5.

Important changes since last patchset:

. jdk14 port is now JDK 1.4.2 based!
. JavaWS distributing with jdk
. Runway problem fixed (fork() is no more problem for java apps)
. Sound support updated
. IPv6 support overhauled
. Drag'n'Drop support fixed (require open-motif mods)

As for now there's no more outstanding issues with this port!

FreeBSD port is also got a important of changes:

. optimized setup is now default (to get debuging bins/libs use WITH_DEBUG)

. bootstrap jdk autodetection.  If WITH_LINUX_BOOTSTRAP is not set, then
  it checks all known to work JDKs installed.  If nothing found, forces
  to install of linux-sun-jdk14

. Because of above change there's no NATIVE_BOOTSTRAP option anymore.  If
  native jdk14 is installed, it will be used by default.

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