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Could be tempted to perform a port of OpenJDK to FreeBSD if it wasn't for that little "binary plugs" problem. Can you get those released for \*BSD?

Posted by Ceri Davies on December 02, 2007 at 05:32 AM PST #

@Ceri: Working on it. The reason they are binaries is because Sun was unable to secure permission from the original authors to release source. We're actively re-engineering those files and have made good progress. I suggest a discussion with Tom Marble on how to proceed for FreeBSD.

Posted by Simon Phipps on December 02, 2007 at 05:50 AM PST #

Cool, thanks. I fully understand why they have to be binaries, but their unavailability for certain platforms will certainly impede any porting efforts unfortunately. I appreciate this all takes time.

Posted by Ceri Davies on December 02, 2007 at 10:16 PM PST #

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