Subject: Re: JDK on *BSD
To: None <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1996 22:26:06
In lists.netbsd.current-users you write:

>> [T]he [JDK source] license specifically rules out distributing the
>> source [...]
>> Sun are obviously determined to see java spread.

>Heh.  Anyone else see the inconsistency between these two statements?

Taken out of context, sure.  But the rest of it was an example of how
easy it was to obtain the source from Sun.  No hassles, just agree to
their terms - which I felt were quite reasonable.  The url's I
referenced can give you all the details if you are interested.

In any case, apart from the JDK itself, there is the kaffe runtime,
and the guavac direct compiler to let folk on misc platforms build
java apps.

Java has a long way to go before it can deliver on the promises, but
it is still interesting.

Simon J. Gerraty        <>

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