this is probably a little touchy to ask...

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Sep 9 21:43:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Jules Gilbert <jules.stocks at>wrote:

> About Java.  Using java with freebsd/mozilla or another browser.
> Some questions:
> Is GNU java sufficient?  I need to be able to run a browser with Java.
>  No alternative -- and no I don't want to run windoz.
> I'm trying to do an 8.1 install.

Works fine for me as long as you stick with firefox35

> Does anyone have a website or even a set of notes as to the right way
> to do this.
> Now an opinion.  If Oracle isn't going to help us, we should look
> around for an alternative, even inventing something else, something
> that isn't Sun/Oracle/Java.
> Because this problem has been getting progressively worse for the past
> three or four years or so (longer?,) and, look around, it's hurting
> the FreeBSD community.

I believe the FreeBSD Foundation is still accepting donations.
Adam Vande More

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