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Date:      Sun, 1 May 2011 17:03:39 -0500
From:      Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
To:        Dave Pooser <dave-freebsd@pooserville.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Ongoing JRE support in FreeBSD?
Message-ID:  <BANLkTi=HHEmJcCjEdQk=nRV9oGhH4TL5Dw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <C9E337F1.3F8B9%dave-freebsd@pooserville.com>
References:  <C9E337F1.3F8B9%dave-freebsd@pooserville.com>

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On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Dave Pooser <dave-freebsd@pooserville.com>wrote:

> 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?
>

Unless you're willing to use OpenJDK, Linux is better option.  The native
JDK runs fine under 8, but it's patchset is severely out of date.

OpenJDK has improved a lot and is a good substitute for me, but you may wish
to check into it's suitability for your use.

-- 
Adam Vande More



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