this is probably a little touchy to ask...

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Fri Sep 10 09:34:02 UTC 2010

 On 09/09/2010 22:02, 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.

Looks like you might be in luck
the thread here
shows that there are 2 ports of  icedtea including a plugin for firefox
3.6 in progress. It looks like the one at
is in a better state at the moment.

> 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.
> 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.
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