aph at redhat.com
Thu Nov 8 09:37:59 PST 2007
Amit Kumar Saha writes:
> Hi all!
> I am just trying to understand IcedTea better. I came across these
> lines in the FAQ
> "IcedTea is a build harness for the OpenJDK that provides stubs and
> GNU Classpath replacements for the encumbered binary plugs, and allows
> the OpenJDK to be bootstrapped against GCJ. It is not a fork of the
> OpenJDK, and doesn't contain the OpenJDK source code. "
> Could someone here please tell me what exactly do they mean? I am
> aware of the encumbrances in Open JDK and I also have an idea about
> GNU Classpath. If it does not contain Open JDK source code, whose
> source code is it using for the non-encumbered portion?
When you build IcedTea you have to download OpenJDK from Sun.
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