Contributed by deanna on from the almost there dept.
Kurt@ imported the first OpenJDK port today, the first step toward making Sun's GPL'd Java implementation available to our users; this will eventually mean we can have the JDK binaries available as packages.
Note that it is not hooked into the ports build yet. Nor is it ready for prime time yet! Why not? Unfortunately Sun have not yet released the full source code for the JDK; it's taking time because they have to deal with lawyers and business partners to ensure that they only release stuff they either own or have agreement to put out. As a result, this OpenJDK port is a hybrid - it's the 1.7 JVM but only 1.5 class libraries, and needs 1.5 in order to build. So calling it "1.7" is a bit of a misnomer: the API is only 1.5. It's not meant for production running of Java 6 software, but is to help develop the openjdk-based ports.
Sun said they'd have the whole thing out by the middle of 2007, and it's now May. Their big JavaOne conference is this week (May 8-11); we're hoping they'll stop making announcements and just release code :-) , so we can start shipping binaries. They've also said they'll release the full 1.6 sources soon (which will also be GPL'd), so we should wind up with a range of JVM binary packages available to OpenBSD users "real soon now".
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