Subject: Re: java category
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/11/2003 16:14:34
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Jan Schaumann wrote:

: be the best), I intend to modify the existing sun-j*14 to install into
: ${PREFIX}/java/sun-1.4.1 (and rename it to sun-*141) and import Sun's
: JDK 1.4.2 as a new package sun-j*142 to install into
: ${PREFIX}/java/sun-1.4.2.

I'd recommend against renaming 1.4.1, because sun-j{dk,re}14 should
eventually *become* 1.4.2 once that works properly on NetBSD.  Java language
features come in major levels (1.2.x, 1.3.x, 1.4.x), so ideally only the
latest from each of these branches should be necessary in the long run.

(Incidentally, Sun may end up EOL'ing 1.4.1 sooner than you think.)

-- Todd Vierling <>