Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Frans Thamura frans at
Wed Nov 3 08:07:24 UTC 2010

Will openjdk produce the installr

That will be awesome

Rather using proprietary un open openscg product


-----Original Message-----
From: Fernando Cassia <fcassia at>
Sender: discuss-bounces at
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 21:49:57 
To: Dr Andrew John Hughes<gnu_andrew at>
Cc: <discuss at>
Subject: Re: Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

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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