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Anonymous
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Helo!
Is there JRE for OpenBSD (or applicable other *BSD distribution)?
Sun seems to be supporting (or distributing JREs) only Solaris
Somehow I recall the word "blackdown"?!
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Is BSD Unix or What?
grrrr...
Well, actually there seems to be very few options and currently there are just two ports (for Java2, that is). Both involves linux emulation (RedHat 6.2, if I am not wrong).
Some guys are although tinkering with Sun sources in order to produce real port, which would be nice But since there are no deadlines involved, this may take some time.
Happy BSDing!
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Helo BSD enthusiasists
Java 2 for OpenBSD plaform can be currently run under linux emulation via two ports:

  • 1.2-blackdown (not from Sun, found on ports)
  • 1.3-linux (Sun JDK, download from Sun)

  • On Sun Java site there is the most recent version 1.4 for linux as well (. Have anyone tried this one on RedHat 6.2? (I might try to build a port for this if it works)
    The native version is still at some tinkering but I do not know which version they will introduce.
    Happy BSDing
    Btw, pick zipped tarball if you follow the links
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    [This message has been edited by Antti Barck (edited August 27, 2001).]
 
Frank Carver
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I haven't used any of the *BSD vsrsions, but one of my colleagues is currently recommending it, due to one or two problems I'm having with Linux. My project definately needs a good Java2 implementation, though, and this has prevented me looking at *BSD before.
What exactly does "Linux emulation" entail? would running a fairly memory-intensive and potentially heaviliy-used server under this emulation be likely to have any particular performance or stability issues?
 
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Hi Frank!
I am not sure whether OpenBSD can handle heavy traffic under linux emulation. Actually, for that matter, all I know that RedHat 6.2 runs on top of OpenBSD. I guess that the emulation involves runtime library issues etc. I assume that JNI is not possible which sets restrictions to some usage of Java (like JDBC?)
I am eagerly waiting for some kind of native Sum JVM for BSD, but...
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