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Re: Why FC4 using the Jpackage 1.4.2 Java?



On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 12:55 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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.
We have a lot of java code floating around that uses extensively Sun
java GUI.

Does GCJ have a rich set of GUI widgets, etc...?




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