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On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 01:01 +0100, Tomasz Buchert wrote:
> I'm new in Gentoo and new in Java. I have already emerged Blackdown JDK
> but I'd like to emerge Sun JDK too. And here the problem begins.
> I'm not interested in JDK 1.5 (it's considered unstable as far as I
FYI: There is nothing "unstable" about JDK 1.5 (or Java 5). It is the
recommended "production" platform/runtime of choice for many large
vendors and IT shops, and has been for some time now. It has simply
been package-masked here at Gentoo because there have been some
lingering ebuilds that didn't compile cleanly with it. Hopefully it is
going to be unmasked VERY soon.
> I believe that 1.4 will be enough for a novice. On my portage
> this package is masked. Is it risky to emerge it? If it is not why it is
I think Eddy answered this for you already, but let us know if you still
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