Subject: Re: jdk?
To: Dustin Sallings <>
From: Scott Bartram <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1999 10:37:42
Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Scott Bartram wrote:
> # I started a JDK 1.2 port a couple of months ago but it keeps getting
> # pushed down on the priority list. Again, you can get the source from
> # Sun and then start with the Linux patches ( and then
> # finish the port from there.
>         The linux version *almost* works on my -current box.  It'd be
> really cool to have an official distribution, though.  :)


>         I'm fairly disappointed with jdk, however.  If it's supposed to be
> so great and ``write once, run everywhere,'' and all that, why don't they
> make a version of jdk that you can actually *build*?  The jdk 1.2
> distribution lists jdk 1.2 as a requirement (in addition to Solaris and
> Windows).  What's up with that?

I don't recall exactly why but the build process depends on some of the
compiled class files existing in the tree. You can get around this by
taking the rt.jar from another port.