this is probably a little touchy to ask...

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Fri Sep 10 00:28:14 UTC 2010

On 09/09/10 14:02, Jules Gilbert 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.
> Does this problem exist with Sun's x86 OS?
> Does anyone have a website or even a set of notes as to the right way
> to do this.
cd /usr/ports/java/jdk
make install
> 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.
Help you with what?  Their silly little distribution policy is annoying. 
It doesn't prevent you from running java.


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