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Date:      Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:30:43 +1300
From:      Jonathan Chen <jonc@chen.org.nz>
To:        Daniel Tourde <daniel.tourde@spray.se>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Sun jdk 1.6? Any port?
Message-ID:  <20070220183043.GA78318@osiris.chen.org.nz>
In-Reply-To: <200702191921.59117.daniel.tourde@spray.se>
References:  <200702191921.59117.daniel.tourde@spray.se>

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On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 07:21:58PM +0100, Daniel Tourde wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Is there any plan to port Sun JDK 1.6 to FreeBSD?

Yes, it's in the works; but the porters have other priorities as well
(eg: life). You may try checking the arhives of freebsd-java@freebsd.org
and querying there again if you like.

> Would it be possible to build it from scratch, without the need for a Java 
> Linux-based binary JDK.

If you've got a FreeBSD binary of jdk-1.5, you'll be able to use it to
bootstrap a build of jdk-1.6 (when it comes out).

Cheers.
-- 
Jonathan Chen <jonc@chen.org.nz>
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