Java Virtual Machine
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 22 11:42:51 PST 2006
> martinko wrote:
>> Micah wrote:
>>> Porpoise Power wrote:
>>>> Which Java VM is the best for freebsd 5.4, running gnome2, and
>>>> James Best
>>> Both the native jdk14 and jdk15 provide good Java VMs. jdk15 is
>>> newer and might be unstable (hasn't been for me). jdk14 is more
>>> tested and is the "default" java for FreeBSD on i386.
>> can you have both versions installed ?
>> and how do you choose which one of them to use (for instance in
>> mozilla) ?
> Yes, you can have both installed at the same time.
> /usr/ports/java/javavmwrapper makes switching JVMs easy using
> environment variables, however it doesn't seem to support switching
> browser plugins. For that you'd probably have to switch the symlink
> in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins and restart the browser.
Good rules of thumb: Use j2sdk 1.4 (not everything compiles under
1.5 I've heard from several people) for compiling, use j2sre 1.5 for
browser/applet stuff (for compatibility with all Java stuff).
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