Re: Java on Debian
On Dec 17, 3:40 pm, Alex Samad <a...@samad.com.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:03:15AM -0600, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> > 2008/12/17 Girish Kulkarni <gir...@hri.res.in>:
> > > 1. What is the Java Runtime Environment? And the Java Development Kit?
> > The JRE includes a virtual machine for running Java programs, the JDK
> > is stuff like the Java compiler and associated programs you need to
> > build and debug Java code.
> > > 2. What is my compiler? My Virtual Machine?
> > You can choose to use Java's non-free javac compiler (apt-cache search
> > sun java jdk), gcj, or OpenJDK.
> > > 3. Are there any free software implementations of Java?
> > Yeah, gcj and OpenJDK are the big ones. OpenJDK is a fully comformant
> > implementation of Java and I have not run into any problems with it at
> > all; it's Sun's official open implementation of Java.
> Have all of the libraries been made available to openJDK, I found some
> security ones where not available
> > Unfortunately, OpenJDK is too new to be packaged for etch, but you can
> > try to build it from sources.
> openJDK is in unstable, no need to go to source
> > HTH,
> > - Jordi G. H.
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If you want the most recent packages (that I know of) checl out:
This might mess up your standard version of Eclipse on Debian.