Java Package for FreeBSD 7.0

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Jun 23 20:11:01 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 07:54:02PM +0000, dfeustel at wrote:
> Now that Java is opensource, I have looked for a Java package to install
> on 64-bit FreeBSD 7.0, but so far without success. Is there a simple and
> quick-to-install Java package for FreeBSD?

It's not completely done yet. Some build tools were proprietary (Red Hat
started the IcedTea project to rectify that). 

Some 2D graphics and sound stuff was not free. I've read that the
developer of the 2D graphics stuff OK-ed the open sourcing, and that Sun
is rewriting the sound bits.

In short: patience, grasshopper ;-)

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