Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st May 2006 17:56 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Java In his Weblog entry last week, Jonathan Schwartz wrote that "despite the cynics, using a GPL license is very much on the table" as a possible option for open source Java. Schwartz also reported that Sun is making serious progress on open sourcing Java. "We're now making serious progress on open sourcing Java (and despite the cynics, using a GPL license is very much on the table), while focusing the debate on what matters most: not access to lines of code (that's already widely available), but ensuring compatibility," said Schwartz.
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Sodki
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2005-11-10

Why would you want to compile it yourself? It already includes a JIT targeted for specific architectures. I don't see what benefit you'd get from compiling it yourself.

How about because there is no Sun's JDK binary for Linux PPC and I have to use it? And no, IBM's JDK is not 100% compatible and has already given me headaches for a few weeks.

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