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Re: blackdown java

I running Woody and I have apt-get Java stuff for Woody:
only the version 1.3 seems to be available.

So I guess that the version 1.4 is a `testing' version,
is it right ?

Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:40:15PM -0500, Bruce Park wrote:
| Darryl,
| | So which one is more compliant? [comparing Blackdown and Sun's JVM distributions]

I believe that the two releases are the same.  Several years ago the
Blackdown people signed NDAs with Sun so they could get the source
code and port it to linux.  Now Sun provides a tarball on their own
web site, but I believe it is the work of blackdown that they
distribute.  The advantage to installing from the blackdown site is
they have a .deb package which is apt-gettable.  The latest packages
available are :
    j2re1.4     -   Java runtime, version 1.4 (which is "java 2")
    j2sdk1.4    -   Java runtime and development tools, version 1.4
    j2re1.3     -   Java runtime, version 1.3 (which is "java 2")
    j2sdk1.3    -   Java runtime and development tools, version 1.3

| I know that there is an ANSI C/C++ but as far as JAVA is considered,
| I believe there isn't one. I think I'm leaning more towards the Sun
| side of JAVA since I've learned that Sun implemented JAVA.

Correct -- There is no Java standard.  The closest thing Java has to a
standard is whatever Sun says it is.


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