On Monday 14 July 2008 05:26:14 pm Alex Samad wrote: > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 02:59:00PM -0400, Damon L. Chesser wrote: > > On Monday 14 July 2008 02:47:06 pm Andrew Sackville-West wrote: > > > On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 08:02:05AM +1000, Alex Samad wrote: > > > > Hi > > > > > > > > I have noticed that openjdk has made it into the repo's. Wondering > > > > what people thoughts where on > > > > > > > > openjdk, gij and gcj ? > > > > > > > > > > > > Seems like we have lots of choice, and there might be a chance to see > > > > a 64B browser plugin now, but how ready are they to use in > > > > production. > > > > > > > > My understand is gcj and the classpath libraries are still a bit > > > > wanting > > > > > > I ran into a problem the other day... my current class sort of > > > requires the use of Eclipse, okay that's fine, though it's no emacs > > > ;-P. > > > > > > Anyway, in sid currently, installing eclipse pulls in gcj and uses > > > that as the default. THe problem? no Scanner... wtf? why won't my code > > > work at home when it will at school? long story short, sun-java6-jdk > > > works great. > > > > > > very very much .02 > > > > > > A > > > > I do not follow or understand all the development, GPL and Java. > > However, when ever possible, I install Sun-java. It works. gcj does not > > always work. Why? I don't know. If Java is open, then when does not the > > open java work? Beats me. > > My synopsis of the issue is java is more than just the compiler, its the > compiler plus the base libraries it gcj case that is classpath, class > path is aiming for 1.4 (I think) compatibility and it is missing some > fundamental classes, but remember gcj is opensource, volunteer work. and > it is gij & gcj, one a interpreter and the other a compiler. OpenJDK is > redhat backed open source jdk/jre - it seems to have a more full class > library and they are going for jdk 5 (or 6?) compliance and have > recently passed some certification level > > I haven't used openjdk and I used gcj a while back (its installed but I > default to the sun implementation) there is also the ibm version and > bea's versions Thanks! Very informative. > > > -- > > Damon L. Chesser > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser -- Damon L. Chesser email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
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