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Date:      Sun, 01 May 2011 16:16:49 -0500
From:      Dave Pooser <>
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Subject:   Ongoing JRE support in FreeBSD?
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I'm planning on setting up a machine to run a Java server app, and the OS
candidates are CentOS or FreeBSD. I'd prefer FreeBSD, for reasons mostly
involving ZFS and DTrace, but when I go to I
notice that the binaries are certified with 6.x/7.x and the last entry in
"Newsflash" is posted July 10 of 2010. This does not, on the surface,
appear to be a vibrant and active project.

That said, I see there are packages in the 8.2 RELEASE tree, so there's
clearly some kind of work going on. I guess my question is, can I expect
FreeBSD to be a solid platform for Java deployment going forward, or am I
better off taking the road more traveled and deploying on Linux?
Dave Pooser
"Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free
men pull in all kinds of directions.... It's the only way to
make progress." -- Terry Pratchett, _The Truth_

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