OpenBSD Journal

JDK 1.4 in ports-current

Contributed by jose on from the cvs-up dept.

Floh writes :
"Ladies and gentleman... we now have jdk1.4 in ports. Which means that the java fans around here can now start coding their sshd and other exposed services in Java and branch off yet another BSD. enjoy! "
I've actually been looking forward to this as there are some software projects I'd like to play with which are done in Java (ie Aglets). This should be useful!

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I never fail to find Sun's "Write once, run anywhere" slogan quite funny. It's more like "Write once, run on any of the small handful of systems we have 'blessed' with Java". Java is not a 'standard' and is not 'cross platform'. C/C++ is standard and cross-platform! Perl is cross platform by association because it is written in a portable, standard, cross-platform language itself.

    Besides, I'll stick with C. Java is merely a crappier attempt to extend C... C is the beginning and the end. C is all powerful.

  2. By Grey Brick () on

    It's all very well having the linux one emulated, but I can't wait for a native port for OpenBSD, like they have for FreeBSD.

    Anyone know what's holding it up, because the porting effort seems to be targeted at *BSD, and not just FreeBSD.

    Or maybe there's some stupid licensing problem along the way.

    Keep up the good work :-)

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    This guy worked hard (for free) to port java to openbsd I think that a little THANKS should be the right thing to say.

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    That will be very useful to me. I hope there is a native port someday, though. Thanks to whoever did this! I agree with the other poster: Java is not write once run everywhere. Only a handful of platforms support it. Longer-term, I hope that gcj and kaffe and Gnu Classpath get mature enough to be usable.

  5. By Carlos 'Bill' Nilton () bill at #delete this# on mailto:bill at #delete this#

    Java is very cool - as C, and perl, and python, and... Thanks for the great work!!!

  6. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Port isn't 100% working, there's some caveats yet in -current.

  7. By mirabile () on

    I have a router/firewall/server combo box here which
    I would like to run the FreenetProject on, which
    unfortunately is written in java. I do not want to
    install java on that machine however - can I compile
    the classes to x86-32 native code using the jdk?
    gcc is said to can this, but doesn't work on x86-32
    yet AFAIK (and as Espie said).

  8. By Johan Hedin () on

    Thanks for the good work. Will try.


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