Found OpenJDK 6 windows build at

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Nov 3 22:44:14 UTC 2010

On 3 November 2010 19:08, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at> wrote:
> 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.

I already explained in my previous e-mail that OpenJDK will still be
used as the package name for the OpenJDK build.  We're not going to
use it to describe the plugin and netx because that simply isn't

If IcedTea has little mindshare now, then this is exactly why we need
to make the name more prominent.  Wrongly calling things OpenJDK that
aren't isn't going to help that.

> FC

Andrew :-)

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