openjdk vs diablo-jdk [was: jdk and java plugin for newbies - icedtea6-stubs and openjdk6?]

openjdk vs diablo-jdk [was: jdk and java plugin for newbies - icedtea6-stubs and openjdk6?]

Post by bdsfbs » Tue, 22 Jun 2010 23:42:50


On Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:55:59 -0400, barbara < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >





Perhaps I [snip]ped too much of my earlier post so you missed the part
where I had said I wanted a jdk _and_ the plugin. (Which it turns out I
don't need a "plugin" per se, because Opera took care of that, and I like
Opera, so that part is solved. Firefox fans can go figure out their own
problems.)

So really now this is just an issue of the preferred manner of having a
jdk. I have yet to understand what openjdk is supposed to be versus what
diablo-jdk is supposed to be, at least in terms of FreeBSD.. I know that
openjdk is being designed for many platforms while diablo-jdk is FreeBSD
specific, but the dependencies make it appear that openjdk on FreeBSD
equals diablo-jdk plus other packages. Is diablo-jdk missing some
functionality that openjdk provides? Or are they somehow qualitatively
different things?

If somebody could explain what's going on here, that'd be great.

Thanks,
Brian
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openjdk vs diablo-jdk [was: jdk and java plugin for newbies - icedtea6-stubs and openjdk6?]

Post by mike.jakub » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:31:33


One is certified by Sun and is sadly outdated and no longer maintained
(If someone could tell me why that would be great, the freebsd
foundation is taking donations, why isn't this money spent to maintain
the Sun JDK?), the other is an open source version that is actively
maintained.


The other way around, openjdk is missing some Sun proprietary functions.
Mostly though, they provide the same functionality.

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