Subject: Re: java download drama
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/27/2005 18:57:48
On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> 1) I wonder if that downloading could be automated (ISTR it used to be,
It used to be as a hack. Sun has changed their download process so as to
make this sort of thing very difficult, and (IIRC) their click-through
license does not permit it.
> 2) The download instructions aren't clear at all.
> The first URL
> doesn't show a JDK 1.5 anywhere, the second one only gives a
> jdk-1_5_0_*04*-linux-i586.bin but no *05*.
The phrasing on Sun's download pages has changed over time. I've updated
the sun-j??15 packages to match, including a COMMENT and DESCR update (with
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>