Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 19:08:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Mark Wielaard <mark at> wrote:

> Maybe, I don't really do marketing. Technically it isn't really correct
> though. OpenJDK is the Java reference implementation for the Java
> Standard Edition that Sun (now Oracle) liberated and distributes under
> the GPL. Which is a runtime environment (HotSpot) and a large core class
> library. IcedTea then is build upon OpenJDK extended with developer,
> user and web browser tools like the Applet viewer, Java Webstart
> (LiveConnect and JNLP) support and VisualVM, a lightweight profiler and
> troubleshooting tool, Rhino for javascript support in javax.script.
> Bootstraps with and provides alternative runtimes, tools and class
> library support for Java and Java-like environments, like the Zero
> interpreter, Shark JIT, GCJ native compiler, GNU Classpath core
> libraries and Cacao. Plus various projects around extending and porting
> (mips) the code base. See for the full
> story.

Thanks for the lengthy explanation. I was confused and was actually
thinking on Apache Harmony.

Somehow my brain mixed Harmony with IcedTea...

I still think, however, that most folks (end users) know what
"OpenJDK" is about and at the same time IcedTea as project name has no
mindshare at all.


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