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Piecing together free java

Piecing together free java

Posted Nov 21, 2007 16:56 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: Piecing together free java by mjw
Parent article: Piecing together free java


If you have installed from your distribution's package management systems then
more then likely you have GCJ installed. Redhat put a lot of effort into both with the goal of
getting (and other popular java-based apps) out of the 'Java Trap' and such, if I
remember correctly.

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Piecing together free java

Posted Nov 21, 2007 19:47 UTC (Wed) by mjw (subscriber, #16740) [Link]

Yes, Red Hat has been very supportive of all the libre-java efforts. This is also why on Fedora 7 or 8 things just work and build out of the box. But with some small tweaks, as documented on the IcedTea Wiki FAQ, Debian and Gentoo systems can also bootstrap things now. In fact runs Debian and has a Debian sid chroot in which IcedTea is regularly bootstrapped with the system installed GCJ.

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