Sun, Java stuff...

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Mar 6 04:52:50 UTC 2007

In the last episode (Mar 05), Gary Kline said:
> Unless I was dreaming, I seem to recall that Sun Micro was dropping
> its claims to things-Java a few weeks ago.  If true, why it it still
> so difficult to find the ports/packages/binaries for the Java suites
> we've got?  I had to google around to find the tzupdate zip file;
> what was in the diablojdk15 port didn't jibe with reality.  wget
> failed, &c.

You were probably dreaming about Sun "dropping its claims" to Java;
there's no reason they would do that.  They did announce in November
that they "will release all unencumbered source-code modules of JDK 6
and JDK 7, along with full build scripts; a few encumbered modules will
be released as binary plugins."

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" Q: When will you finish open sourcing the JDK? What is the timeline? 
  A: We expect to release a fully buildable JDK based almost completely
     on open-sourced code in the first half of 2007. "

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As far at the timezone updates in the Diablo port, I had no problems
downloading the file with /usr/bin/fetch.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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