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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amd64/em64t support is coming
by elvstone on Thu 6th Apr 2006 07:39 UTC
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"We are committed to continuing to enhance Java support on FreeBSD,
including certified releases for FreeBSD 5.5, FreeBSD 6.1, and
added support for the amd64/em64t hardware platform," Watson said.

Great! I'm using the jdk15 port on FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE/amd64 now, but installing/upgrading is always a PITA. Great news.

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