OpenJDK in Fedora 9

Fedora 9 (Sulphur) was released earlier today, complete with a set of OpenJDK 6 packages. Dead-simple installation instructions can be found here.

As an added bonus these packages have also been contributed into the EPEL project, a community-run effort to make Fedora packages available to users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5, and other RHEL 5 derivatives.

Neither these packages nor the Ubuntu packages would’ve been possible without the continued efforts of many folks at Red Hat, so thanks again to Lillian Angel, Tom Fitzsimmons, Andrew Haley, Francis Kung, Keith Seitz, Joshua Sumali, and Karsten Wade.

A good start First Ubuntu, now Fedora 9, RHEL, and friends—I’d say we’re off to a pretty good start in our campaign to get OpenJDK 6 into every major Linux distribution.

Comments:

Not bad at all. But what about the BSDs? I'd like to see this integration take place for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD as well. On top, it would be nice to be able to build OpenJDK for Mac OS X on PPC and INTEL.

Posted by Tobias Weisserth on June 03, 2008 at 06:37 AM PDT #

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