general questions about openjdk
ray at ganymede.org
Wed Nov 24 13:49:14 PST 2010
On Nov 24, 2010, at 12:40 PM, Landon Fuller wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Lussier, Denis wrote:
>> What Build # is the FreeBSD Port of OpenJDK6 now current thru?? How much extra work is there to do to get that built and running on the Mac with the same limitations as in Landon's b16 OSX Version from April of last year?
> An updated macport based on the latest FreeBSD openjdk6 b20 port is (now) available in MacPorts SVN and should be available via 'port sync' in the next 30 minutes or so:
> This has seen limited testing, so please give it a try.
It will be a good thing to have openjdk available as a macport.
There are downsides to relying on MacPorts, though. Installing a port-installed app tends to install a whole load of other crap and, quite often, only a subset is really required. But dependency-creep is hard to avoid, given the way that ports handle dependencies. It would also be obnoxious if it became hard to find binary installs. This does tend to happen to things once they become a port and it would really not be good if it did not happen to openjdk....
On the other hand, if using openjdk means that other ports that do something that uses java may avoid installing some random set of other java tools, that would be great. It always annoys me when I have several VMs and ports installs the jvm it has, which I am never going to use.
Really, I am assuming you guys are smart enough to avoid these problems. Just saying, though.
cheers - ray
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