Sun jdk 1.6? Any port?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Feb 20 18:30:46 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 07:21:58PM +0100, Daniel Tourde wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there any plan to port Sun JDK 1.6 to FreeBSD?

Yes, it's in the works; but the porters have other priorities as well
(eg: life). You may try checking the arhives of freebsd-java at
and querying there again if you like.

> Would it be possible to build it from scratch, without the need for a Java 
> Linux-based binary JDK.

If you've got a FreeBSD binary of jdk-1.5, you'll be able to use it to
bootstrap a build of jdk-1.6 (when it comes out).

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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