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Re: Virtual Packages

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs@ieeesb.etsit.upm.es> writes:

> java-compiler   To include both jdk 1.0.2 (which is divided in many small
> 		packages, name varying whether you have Motif or not) and
> 		jdk 1.1 (which is in unstable and has different
> 		package names from jdk 1.1)

and guavac 

they're compiling Java to Java Bytecode. They are not needed for the
execution of the program.

> The reason for the later is so Java-based programs can just check there is
> jdk available to run with (if they do not depend on a specific version of
> jdk) just the same as c-compiler is used.

better call it jvm - and include a version number with it as the
Virtual Machines for 1.0 and 1.1 differs much. There will be different
Java Virtual Machinches, i.e. the Sun JDK, Netscape Navigator, kaffe.


Christian Leutloff, Aachen, Germany         leutloff@sundancer.oche.de  
      http://www.oche.de/~leutloff/         leutloff@debian.org      

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