Subject: Re: jdk14 native bootstrap
To: Rhialto <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/23/2005 16:49:49
On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 04:29:20PM +0200, Rhialto wrote:
> On Mon 22 Aug 2005 at 23:27:46 +0200, Lars Nordlund wrote:
> > I suppose something could be fixed to handle this situation in some way:
> > 
> > 1. user installs linux-jdk
> Problem: this does not work on VAX, Alpha, amd64, BeBox, etc etc etc.
> That has put a stop to my once yearly attempt to get Java going on my
> machines. It is also why I like Java less and less. As I said before in
> private mail, it is not like Sun is claiming "Write once, run anywhere"
> but more like "run where it amuses Sun to allow you a binary".
> -Olaf.

We all agree, but this is not the point.  Some people want to do their
webbanking on their NetBSD/i386 PC, and now they can.