Subject: Re: JDK on *BSD
To: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/1996 10:00:54
> A quick and dirty JDK for NetBSD/i386 is to run the FreeBSD port. I'v
> used it and it appears to act ok, except for the "display" program.
Thanks to everyone who gave me pointers. A cute one I found via a
Japanese web site was:
netscape -java -classpath ~/java/lib/classes.zip sun.tools.javac.Main $*
sadly, when I ran that on zen, it looked like it was going to happily
consume all my swap space...
Good news is that http://web.soi.city.ac.uk/homes/tim/kaffe/kaffe.html
supports JIT on NetBSD, and runs java byte code about 10 times faster
than the JDK. So I have a working javac now which is what I mainly
wanted. Netscape works fine as an applet viewer.
I'll look into the FreeBSD port of the JDK too, esp if they've done
Thanks again to all.