Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 16:55:54 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at> wrote:

> How the upstream change is handled by distributions is a matter for
> them, not us.  However, I would expect that a simple meta-package is
> available that brings in the dependencies required to give a full JDK
> as expected by the end user.  For example,
> IcedTea
> |-- OpenJDK
> |-- IcedTea-Web
> |-- VisualVM
> would make sense.  The user installs the meta-package IcedTea and it
> installs OpenJDK, IcedTea-Web (plugin & netx) and VisualVM as
> dependencies.

And that gets us back to my point. OpenJDK is what has the mindshare
NOT "Icedtea" which sounds like a beverage rather than a piece of
software. "JDK" and "OpenJDK" are instead very well known names.

So my point is that the meta-package should be openjdk-something, not IcedTea.

IcedTea -correct me if I´m wrong- was an effort to create a
"compatible" clean room implementation of the Java VM (like GNU

So people installing "Icedtea-anything" would think they are NOT
getting the "Sun Java open sourced" but something else.

Yes, I know it´s a matter of words. But branding IS everything, sometimes.


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