Subject: Re: java category
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/13/2003 01:01:03
In article <>,
Todd Vierling <> wrote:
>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.

once it works is now.

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

Yes, and it will never work with the current KERNBASE. I suggest we remove
1.4.1 and make 1.4.2. It will never work properly on 1.6.x and having it
there semi-working for 1.6.x is making users confused.