What is IcedTea?
aph at redhat.com
Thu Jun 28 04:04:11 PDT 2007
theUser BL writes:
> What is IcedTea?
You could always try readong the web site.
> There are two possibilites:
> a) like GNU Classpath
> extending only the closed-sourced OpenJDK-libraries with GNU Classpath
> parts. And like GNU Classpath it is then only a sourcecode-project. There
> are no binaries. And like GNU Classpath this libraries are created for gcj,
> kaffe, jamvm, cacao, ikvm, etc.
> b) like Suns Java
> you also create also binaries of IcedTea, where the VM is Suns HotSpot-VM.
> And then IcedTea ist mostly like Suns Java. Only the non-OpenSource-parts of
> OpenJDK with some other graphical parts
> will be taken from GNU Classpath.
The FAQ says:
A full binary RPM is not possible at the moment due to some
questionable licensing headers in the OpenJDK (likely oversights
when preparing for the OpenJDK release; we hope these will be
> But it seems, that a) is right
> because it is mostly created for gcj
No, it isn't. From where did you get the idea that IcedTea is created
> and the developer are RedHat-developer (people behind gcj).
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