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Old 07-16-2008, 08:33 AM
David Goodenough
 
Default JRE which openjdk & gcj

On Tuesday 15 July 2008, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 05:35:55PM -0400, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> > 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 ?
>
> ...
>
> > > 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
>
> with sun-java fully open now, it will be interesting to watch what
> happens. Will gcj continue, pulling code from sun-java, or will the
> gcj people accept sun-java and allow gcj to just die.
>
> A

There are of course things that gcj can do that sun-java (or openjdk) can
not do. In particular the ability to take a class file and turn it into an
executable.

David


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