Which Flavor Of Java?

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Tue Jun 28 19:37:10 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 11:14:42AM -0700, M. Goodell wrote:
> We are looking into installing Java / Tomcat and I have a couple of questions before I proceed:
> 1 - Which Java should I install from the /usr/ports/ directory? There is "/usr/ports/jdk15" and there is "/usr/ports/linux-sun-jdk15". What is the difference between the two and is one better than the other?

One is a native binary, and the other is a Linux binary which runs
under the Linuxator. The native one has better support. Note that the
FreeBSD JDK1.5 is still marked as alpha quality. You would be better
off installing JDK14 native instead.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
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