• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Java on Linux  RSS feed

 
Frank Hale
Ranch Hand
Posts: 230
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you where going to program Java on Linux what JDK would you download? I've got JDK 1.2.2 but there are other choices what would be the best and most current. I use JDK 1.3 on Windows. I understand there is a JDK 1.3 preview but is it stable?
Thanks
Frank
 
Anonymous
Ranch Hand
Posts: 18944
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
try www.blackdown.org
 
Frank Hale
Ranch Hand
Posts: 230
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks for replying but that doesn't answer my question. I already downloaded JDK 1.2.2 from blackdown. My question is since there are alot of choices out there for java development kits on linux what one do you recommend? I wanna know what Linux users are using to develop java applications.
Thanks,
Frank
 
Pawel Veselov
Ranch Hand
Posts: 165
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I would say, IBM Linux JDK.
http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/linuxjdk
 
Greg Whelan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 52
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For a compiler I use IBM's Jikes (http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/jikes/).
It is amazingly fast (in comparison to Sun's javac), and produces much more intelligible compile time-errors.
Note that you still need Sun's JDK installed.
Pawel: Does IBM Linux JDK use Jikes as it's compiler?
 
Pawel Veselov
Ranch Hand
Posts: 165
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It doesn't have any compiler at all (as far as I can see it
So, one has to use Jikes, I believe.
 
Frank Hale
Ranch Hand
Posts: 230
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I downloaded it and it looks like to me that it uses the regular javac compiler that comes with every other JDK. You have to download jikes separately.
Frank
 
Pawel Veselov
Ranch Hand
Posts: 165
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
[blacka@druid]~/soft$ tar ztvf IBMJava2-JRE-13.tgz | grep javac
[blacka@druid]~/soft$
Am I missing something ?
 
Frank Hale
Ranch Hand
Posts: 230
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Your grepping the jre which doesn't contain the javac compiler. If I am not mistaken the jre only contains the java runtime environment.
[root@localhost downloads]# tar ztvf IBMJava2-SDK-13.tgz | grep javac
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 27889 2000-05-01 23:59:26 IBMJava2-13/bin/exe/javac
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 27889 2000-05-01 23:59:26 IBMJava2-13/bin/exe/oldjavac
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 32954 2000-05-01 23:59:34 IBMJava2-13/bin/exe/javac_g
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 32954 2000-05-01 23:59:34 IBMJava2-13/bin/exe/oldjavac_
g
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 1166 2000-05-01 23:59:26 IBMJava2-13/bin/javac
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 1166 2000-05-01 23:59:26 IBMJava2-13/bin/oldjavac
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 1166 2000-05-01 23:59:34 IBMJava2-13/bin/javac_g
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 1166 2000-05-01 23:59:34 IBMJava2-13/bin/oldjavac_g
[root@localhost downloads]#
Frank
 
Pawel Veselov
Ranch Hand
Posts: 165
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Oh, my. Okay, I definetely got the wrong package then. Boy, this list of dowloads they have is really confusing one...
 
Frank Hale
Ranch Hand
Posts: 230
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Your not the only one it confused. I had to take a few minutes to scan the list to see what one I needed to download.
Frank
 
Pawel Veselov
Ranch Hand
Posts: 165
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Oh, thanx for support
I definetely made my decision too fast

------------------
With best of best regards, Pawel S. Veselov ( aka Black Angel )
 
Anonymous
Ranch Hand
Posts: 18944
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
frank i have visited the Ibm site but the download files are so large that it is very hard to get them downloaded as my connection is not fast. But just as in win jdk it contains a lot of samples with make up the jdk, is there such a possibility that ibm linux sdk has a kit excluding the samples just development.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!