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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.

Bye
  Christian

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