Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Re: Java Support...
by bytes256 on Mon 28th Apr 2003 19:24 UTC

FreeBSD has TONS of Java support. Due to it's excellent Linux emulation, it can run all of the Linux JVMs and SDKs. I've used the Sun and IBM Linux SDKs and never had a single issue with stability or compatibility. I've also used the FreeBSD Java ports and i've read somewhere that the 1.3 version is actually upwards of 90% compatible with Sun's version.