Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Mark Wielaard mark at
Wed Nov 3 14:43:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 10:54 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:03 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:
> > I'm not at all convinced that there is any benefit in having Java
> > install in one enormous lump.  If I had my way the installation would
> > be much more fine-grained, and with the development of Project Jigsaw
> > it seems clear that this is the way things are headed.
> I disagree strongly. You´re thinking as a developer. I´m thinking as
> an end-user.
> In the windows world, people are told to "download and install Java"
> (the JRE) and it´s a single package, a single process.
> Likewise, in the Linux world, I´d expect a
> apt-get install openjdk
> To produce a full, working installation of Java, just as in Windows,
> (JRE, web browser plug-in, and Java WebStart).

You seem to confuse the icedtea/openjdk developer community with a
distribution project for end users. We facilitate and work together with
the distribution projects, like openscg and the various GNU/Linux
distributions. So they can provide an "all-in-one" package that can be
installed and that provides everything in one big thing if users want
that. Including a free web browser plug-in, and Java WebStart. The
separation of source code is just a convenient way for developers to
work on and collaborate on the code together.

And as Dalibor explained even if we wished for everything to be in one
giant source code repository in OpenJDK we cannot. The OpenJDK
contributor agreement currently demands full control of all source code
by Oracle and we can simple not grant them that, unless they change the
rules and accept normal contributions under the GPL.



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