Ongoing JRE support in FreeBSD?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sun May 1 22:03:41 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Dave Pooser <dave-freebsd at>wrote:

> That said, I see there are packages in the 8.2 RELEASE tree, so there's
> clearly some kind of work going on. I guess my question is, can I expect
> FreeBSD to be a solid platform for Java deployment going forward, or am I
> better off taking the road more traveled and deploying on Linux?

Unless you're willing to use OpenJDK, Linux is better option.  The native
JDK runs fine under 8, but it's patchset is severely out of date.

OpenJDK has improved a lot and is a good substitute for me, but you may wish
to check into it's suitability for your use.

Adam Vande More

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