Fwd: Binary plugs download
dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Fri Nov 26 06:48:05 PST 2010
On 11/25/10 3:15 AM, kevin diggs wrote:
> The section of the page:
> for downloading has a heading that says:
> Linux platform
> If this is for x86 only then please label it as such (more than having
> i586 buried in the file/link name).
> Linux actually runs on quite a lot of different hardware (I got me an
> ultra2 that can run Linux; a bunch of PowerMacs too. Even a DEC Alpha.
> That would be a real hoot getting a JDK on that thing. Oh I forgot
> about the 040 based Quadra 700.).
> Sorry for the rant. But this kinda pushes my buttons.
Hm. It's been a long time since I heard of anyone use the binary plugs for anything.
Certainly neither regular OpenJDK builds nor IcedTea builds do. So if they just serve
to confuse people to assume they are in some way necessary, maybe we should just remove
them from the download site for good.
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