Missing binary files in build?

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Wed Jan 28 08:16:31 PST 2009

On Jan 28, 11:06am, kurt at intricatesoftware.com (Kurt Miller) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: Missing binary files in build?

| Hi Christos,
| If your goal is to make packages available, I'd recommend using the
| IcedTea plugs under the GLP. Sun's binary plugs come with an defend
| and indemnify clause (even lawsuits without basis cost quite a lot
| to defend against). INAL but I doubt using 1.6 binary's in OpenJDK is
| something that is allowed by the license they are released under. For
| reference see this link:
| http://java.sun.com/javase/6/jre-6u11-license.txt
| Only snmp & sound are left using the binary plugs. Hopefully Sun will
| finish replacing them with OpenJDK/GPL code this year. In the mean time
| use this for the bsd-port:
| http://www.intricatesoftware.com/distfiles/jdk-7-icedtea-plugs-1.6a.tar.gz

Great, I will try that then. I did not know that I could release binary
packages. What's the process for that? I just compile, build a tar file
and put them somewhere for anonymous ftp? Or there is something more

Thanks again for all the useful information!


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