Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 23:26 UTC
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the official Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit for FreeBSD. The Foundation negotiated a license with Sun Microsystems to distribute these FreeBSD binaries. The binaries are based on JDK 1.5 and work with the official FreeBSD 5.4 and FreeBSD 6.0 releases on the i386 platform."
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by siska on Thu 6th Apr 2006 06:08 UTC
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Few days ago I moved my old box away from freebsd6.0 because I need absolutely Jedit and with FreeBSD I was ``tired" to make a package of jedit/jdk14 on another faster box.

The only thing I missed from freebsd was sun-java.
I've always waited for this news.
So now with three floppies and a network I will be able to install a usefull desktop for my needs using *only* binaries.
Fantastic, fantastic.

Actually I think the port tree, or at least only security fixes are allowed, is frozen due to 6.1 release.

Also many applications, such as Jedit, depends on jdk14 and not jdk15, so I hope after 6.1 will be out it will be fixed the dependency.

Edited 2006-04-06 06:12

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