Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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by evangs on Wed 17th May 2006 17:29 UTC in reply to "GCJ"
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Have you looked at the dependencies of GCJ compiled applications? Do an ldd of a generated executable and see all those libraries it links to. Is that going to be any smaller than just bundling the JRE with your program? Another thing people seem to be misinformed about is the assumption that GCJ will somehow speed Java up. It doesn't. Ever tried running the GCJ compiled version of Eclipse? Try it and then you'll run straight back to the Java version of Eclipse.

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