OpenJDK 1.7 for OS/X packages

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Tue Nov 30 16:49:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Henri Gomez <henri.gomez at> wrote:
>> Congrats, you made it to the news. :)
> Wow, but you forget to mention Gildas (could you edit the article ?)

I don´t currently have CMS access, but I´ll forward your request by
e-mail to the news ed.

>> Now you can have your own wikipedia entry with a backlink to a
>> creditable news source. :)
> Well, we could do better, I'd like to sort out the JAVA_HOME /
> /usr/bin/java issue.
> I posted on Apple java-dev list and hope we get responses there.


> I feel it's an interim version, until Apple provide its own OpenJDK VM
> and back ports its Cocoa works.

That s right, but in the meantime this helps boost interest in the
Java platform and counter the anti-Java FUD so prevalent these days on
the newswires.

> BTW, we'll be very happy to see more people join the OpenJDK OS/X,
> first on bsd-port and also on
> where all scriptings for
> continuous build is stored.

That´s the general idea. The more people using your builds, the more
bugs reported. :)


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