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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Fedora8
by RHCE07 on Thu 14th Feb 2008 02:58 UTC
RHCE07
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2007-12-08

Yes, Fedora8 has iced-tea java and it works, however you still are required to download the Sun version for the ability to run apps that require it.

The biggest problem I have with Java is it is specific to run an app with this release or version or something. From working with IBM blade centers they use Java for the management apps and they work about 1/2 the time. It is a real pain, you know if it worked and it did not require version 1.6.03 ect..... It is really a pain setting up Servers and trying to find the 'correct' version of Java on Sun's website. I am not sure if anyone else has had the pleasure of downloading the Enterprise versions but be prepared for lots of pain in searching their website.

From the way I understand and what I have heard the .NET developers are what is wanted more than Java devs anyways. Maybe it actually works without have to search Sun's website and pray you find the right version, that will work for the app that can't be upgraded because it will break ect... I am fed up with fooling with it, I wish they could standardize the dang thing.

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RE: Fedora8
by ahmetaa on Thu 14th Feb 2008 05:17 in reply to "Fedora8"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

The biggest problem I have with Java is it is specific to run an app with this release or version or something. From working with IBM blade centers they use Java for the management apps and they work about 1/2 the time. It is a real pain, you know if it worked and it did not require version 1.6.03 ect..... It is really a pain setting up Servers and trying to find the 'correct' version of Java on Sun's website. I am not sure if anyone else has had the pleasure of downloading the Enterprise versions but be prepared for lots of pain in searching their website.

From the way I understand and what I have heard the .NET developers are what is wanted more than Java devs anyways. Maybe it actually works without have to search Sun's website and pray you find the right version, that will work for the app that can't be upgraded because it will break ect... I am fed up with fooling with it, I wish they could standardize the dang thing.

honestly, i never had your issues. if you are one of the unlucky person have to deal with IBM webspehere, that is another issue. Also what you "heard" is not really true

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RE[2]: Fedora8
by RHCE07 on Fri 15th Feb 2008 00:58 in reply to "RE: Fedora8"
RHCE07 Member since:
2007-12-08

honestly, i never had your issues. if you are one of the unlucky person have to deal with IBM webspehere, that is another issue. Also what you "heard" is not really true


So what you are saying because you said so that makes it not true.

I guess if the sun comes up when you see it then it is true, if I seen it this becomes false???

Whatever, I do not believe you have worked with anything except lying...

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RE: Fedora8
by rabid on Fri 15th Feb 2008 05:18 in reply to "Fedora8"
rabid Member since:
2006-08-30

Don't count on hearsay. Java's still top dawg:
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

And I know of three large companies in Iowa that are trying to get off Websphere and onto open source. IBM's tools are buggy, which is funny because Eclipse by itself is darn solid, and an awesome development platform.

If you wanna learn another language though, don't let the market stop you.

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