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On Tuesday 05 September 2006 11:03, "Duncan" <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote
about '[gentoo-amd64] Re: JRE - how to install one?':
> "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@...> posted
> 200609050815.23666.bss03@..., excerpted below, on Tue, 05
> 2006 08:15:23 -0500:
> > On Sunday 03 September 2006 14:39, "Duncan" <1i5t5.duncan@...>
> > wrote
> > about '[gentoo-amd64] Re: JRE - how to install one?':
> >> I don't have a Java installed as
> >> none of the options Gentoo provides for that are freedomware.
> > Actually, kaffe (GPL-2 licenced) is now an option to satisfy many
> > packages dependencies on a 1.4 (generation-1) jvm/jre/jdk.
> Thanks. I was aware of the program, but wasn't aware Gentoo had it as
> an option in our java-config or dependency tree. When I asked when the
> new java-config framework was announced on dev, they said no. Um...
> looking again you said dependency tree but didn't specify it worked with
> java-config either.
Yeah, virtual/jdk-1.4.2 has kaffe as one of its dependency options. It
does work with eselect, but I'm not sure about java-config (which I
thought was going away.) I'm also not sure which generation is affected
Experimenting a little I get <URL: http://gentoo-user.pastebin.com/784371
>, which seems to me that kaffe is at least selectable -- but could still
be unsupported -- as both a generation-1 and generation-2 vm and eselect
java-vm only shows/modifies the generation-2 setting
> > We still don't have a freedomware 1.5+ (generation-2) jvm/jre/jdk for
> > Gentoo, AFAIK.
> Looking forward to Sun's relicensing.
As am I.
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