[lug] FC9 DVD's?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Sun Jun 1 11:08:38 MDT 2008

On Thu, 29 May 2008 17:33:19 -0600
tromey at redhat.com (Tom Tromey) wrote:

> >>>>> "Lee" == Lee Woodworth <blug-mail at duboulder.com> writes:
> Lee> FYI Fedora 7 uses a customized setup for java. They convert
> Lee> things to use gcj instead of the sun or ibm jdks. Looked like it
> Lee> would be hard to use outside packages (such as jabref a
> Lee> java-based bibliography manager) so I tried to install without
> Lee> gcj. That was a lot of work to uninstall the gcj stuff. Maybe FC9
> Lee> is more standard.
> Fedora also ships IcedTea, which is based on OpenJDK.  You can choose
> this instead of gcj using alternatives.  This is basically the Sun
> JDK, minus a few proprietary bits, plus some free replacement bits.
> gcj is still around because OpenJDK isn't ported to all the platforms
> that Fedora supports.  Once those ports are done, gcj will probably be
> dropped or deprecated.
> I forget whether F7 or F8 was the first release to ship IcedTea.

It was first shipped in F8... 

F9 has openjdk itself included, and icedtea is no longer shipped... 

Not sure how "compatible" it is... I guess it I would suggest trying a
live media and see if your applications works for your needs. 

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