Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 00:49:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at> wrote:

> Our Free plugin and Web Start implementation have now been split out
> into the icedtea-web project which should see its first independent
> release soon.  We'd certainly be interested in seeing this ported to
> other platforms.
> --
> Andrew :-)
> Free Java Software Engineer
> Red Hat, Inc. (

Why not make it part of OpenJDK, so the user only has to install
openJDK to get a fully functional java installation ? (both JRE and
browser plug-in and Java Web Start) ??.

Why confuse the users with yet-another-package name? What´s the
rationale for "splitting" the plug-in into "Icedtea" which AFAIK is
redundant and useless in spite of the availability of OpenJDK?.

Just thinking aloud...


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