[arch-dev-public] OpenJDK available in testing

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 4 15:10:03 EDT 2008

Jan de Groot schrieb:
> 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.

The java plugin seems to work nice. However, the font is ugly when it 
first asks for a path to a temporary directory. I have the same ugly 
fonts when I launch tvbrowser.

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