Subject: Re: Netscape 2.0beta1 - Port of HotJava to FreeBSD and NetBSD More Usefull?
To: Pete Delaney <pete@RockyMountain.rahul.net>
From: Jake Hamby <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/1995 17:53:26
On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Pete Delaney wrote:
> > >} Well, so what do you guys think about updating the "port"? (I know,
> > >} it's a binary-only port and we can't distribute the distfile/package
> > >} anyway....) I've been using it since yesterday, and it feels really
> > >} "beta", so I won't update the port unless people really want the
> > >} change to go in.
> > I dislike this idea, it contains too many bugs for everyday usage
> > comparing to old version.
> > BTW, I think separate port (netscape2) will be nice addition.
> Wouldn't a complete port of HotJava to SunOS 4.1.4, FreeBSD, NetBSD,
> and Linux be more in the tradition of BSD? I hate being SourceLess.
I heard there was some fairly good progress being made on a Linux port.
Is this true? Because if the Linux people have a working version, then a
FreeBSD/NetBSD version would be almost trivial from there.
Having said that, I extremely dislike Sun's implementation of Java. The
language itself is really cool, but I guess internal politics at Sun have
caused them to turn it from the true cross-platform development
environment that it could have been to a stripped-down WWW-applet only
environment that only runs right on Solaris and Windows 95 (and maybe
SunOS and IRIX in the buggy Netscape beta). Yuck! Oh well, just my $0.02