JDK 7 M5 + Jigsaw binary packages available
ali_bush at gentoo.org
Sun Nov 29 01:56:12 PST 2009
> Highly-experimental, alpha-quality binary packages of JDK 7 M5 together
> with Jigsaw are now available. Please see the project page  for more
I'm muttering aloud with this but..... Would it be possible to get a source
tarball as well?
I have been toying with the idea of creating a ebuild for gentoo that produces
a 'jigsaw' jdk so that I can investigate how jigsaw will influence the way
gentoo packages and builds java libs/apps.
There are really 2 ways I can do it. One is to create a scm ebuild that
checks out the tree ( and can be configured to automatically reinstall/update
every day/month) or one based off a 'release' tarball. Obviously the scm
ebuild needs to be kept up to date so that it always builds HEAD and is
therefore more work and a huge download. But on the other it has a certain
cool factor :) It is also initially what I will hopefully attempt. But into
the future if gentoo is to provide jigsaw to its users than the tarball will
be a requirement.
Also is it my understanding correct that jigsaw will not be included in java
7? Are there plans to then include it in java 8?
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