java jvm/jdk

Kapil Thangavelu hazmat at
Sun Nov 7 13:38:50 CST 2004

On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 04:17 -0200, Fábio Mendes wrote:
> > > > 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.

having some automation given that a user has the tarball for the sun or
ibm jdk would be really nice.

one showstopper for the sun jdk (at least for myself) is that there is
no download available for ppc.

fwiw re finding ibm jdk. i googled ibm jdk, clicked the second link (one
with linux in it), which leads to

first paragraph has a download link. i agree its confusing because of
the amount of other cruft also there, aka buried in plain sight.



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