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Re: Why FC4 using the Jpackage 1.4.2 Java?



On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:50:48PM -0400, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> > Sun's Java isn't free - period. Then live with the Java FC4 ships with
> > in Core.
> What about the java distro from IBM?  Is that one open-source?

Nope. No open source JVM currently exists.

> Well, anyway I think a JVM is unnecessary overhead!! I would prefer
> native code; so maybe I should stick with FC4's java distro.

It's actually pretty amazingly efficient. The perceived slowness of Java
comes from the historically horrible GUI libraries.

> Now is FC4's java distro basically GCJ (from the GNU Compiler
> Collection)?

Yes.

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