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Re: No Java for GA release



Dear Marty:

Have IBM, Sun, whoever-else, specified when they *may* have
something relatively fixed up for public download and use?

This would help people plan for cutover to this new release
if they need Java.

Neal


Marty Wesley <mwesley redhat com> said: 

> As product manager, perhaps I should clarify this.  The IBM JDK will not
> be available on the Applications CD.  At this moment there will not be a
> good Java implementation included with the final GA release.
> 
> Marty
> 
> Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
>     >
>     > On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Elton Woo wrote:
>     >
>     > > ... I've just realised that there is /are no Java SDK or JRE
>     > > packages in Wolverine?
>     > > I can't find a JRE in the Powertools CD either. I'd have thought 
> that
>     > > testing how Java behaves with the newer 2.4 kernel might be
> important in debugging,
>     > > or will java be only included in the final GA release?
>     >
>     > It will not be included at all (and has never been) because there 
> is no
>     > free JDK out there. Not even a freely redistributable one.
>     > Except for kaffe, which is included, but not really usable yet.
>     >
>     > As always, the IBM JDK will be included on the Applications CD in the
>     > boxed set - but there's nothing else we can do unless one of the JDK
>     > vendors decides to change their licensing (which would be about time).
>     >
>     > LLaP
>     > bero
>     >
> 
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> 
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