java jvm/jdk

Fábio Mendes niels_bohr at
Sun Nov 7 00:17:12 CST 2004

> > > Not so far, but we'll most likely look into distribution of the Sun and
> > > IBM JVMs.
> > 
> > fwiw. i believe that the ibm jvm is redistributable, gentoo for example
> > redistributes it.
> I would be surprised if they did, given the license terms.  This page seems
> to indicate otherwise:
> []

Is there any chances blackdown java can get in if it's freely
distributuable? I like the idea of talking to sun, or ibm. We may not
agree on how software should be developed/distributed, but we're not
microsoft and we can play nice :-)

> So it sounds like they provide a wrapper of some sort, but the user must
> obtain the software for themselves.

This is better than nothing anyway. I couldn't find the proper place to
download IBM jre in their site (in think they obfuscate on purpose). So,
at some time i was redirected to sun download site (?). Damn ibm! I
downloaded sun VM and it's working fine now. There were some tedious
work, though: creating the java debs, installing packages, running
update-alternatives, creating symlinks (i followed the wiki
instructions). Those are not show stoppers, but can be automated and
will surelly scare the newbies.


> -- 
>  - mdz

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