[arch-dev-public] OpenJDK available in testing

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Sun Aug 3 12:16:47 EDT 2008

Finally we have an opensource, free, alternative java platform available
that's compatible to the official Sun JDK. Our OpenJDK6 package is based
on a mercurial checkout of icedtea6 and is built with the latest Sun
OpenJDK GPL'ed sources.
OpenJDK comes with Java Web Start and a native browser plugin for both
i686 and x86_64.
We would like to make openjdk6 our default java enviornment and
deprecate any use of gcc-gcj/java-gcj-compat, except for the packages
required to build openjdk6.
Please give openjdk6 some testing and report bugs when you find them.

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