Subject: Re: Java or what (Re: Java for NetBSD)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/26/2007 08:20:29
On Fri, 25 May 2007 17:06:35 -0500
Przemys=C5=82aw Pawe=C5=82czyk <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1) Installing Java on NetBSD seems to be very complex task. Could it be
I find Kaffe to be pretty easy to install from pkgsrc
> 2) If native Java for NetBSD i386 version was created would you be kind
> to provide me with binaries? Wouldn't it be against "a law" if I put it
> on my WWW in Missing Binaries page:
You must be referring to licenses imposed by Sun. Java will be more open so=
> 3) I know *BSD are/were mostly used to facilitate firewalls and/or
> other servers but if Java was to be a primary software platform for
> writing corporation systems why it lags in development as far as *BSD
> are concerned? Why installing Java for NetBSD is still true "tour de
Because of the way Sun distributes the software.
> 4) If not Java then which language within *BSD world provides cross
> platform software interoperability: Windows - Linux - BSD - Mac?
How about python and ruby?
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