Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2008 20:50 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Java The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools and provides replacements libraries for the binary plugs with code from the GNU Classpath project. This release adds the "Zero-assembler" port which will allow IcedTea to run with zero (ok, minimal) porting effort on any GNU/Linux architecture that has a gcc and libffi port available. JNLP support has been added through the addition of NetX, which makes a lot of java webstart applications work out of the box. Check out the screenshots. Gary Benson will give a talk about the zero-assembler port at FOSDEM during the free Java developer meeting where GNU Classpath, OpenJDK and many other Free Java projects come together to plan the future of Free Java on GNU/Linux.
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RE: Hopefully redundant soon
by jasutton on Thu 14th Feb 2008 01:28 UTC in reply to "Hopefully redundant soon"
jasutton
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2006-03-28

I believe Sun has done the "initial" work on 100% free Java, since they donated 96% of the java codebase to the open source community. ;)

They're legally obligated not to release the other components, as they were licensed from third parties.

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