Sunday, January 8, 2012

OpenJDK Packages for Slackware

Eric has posted his OpenJDK and OpenJRE packages into his repository for public testing. This package are created from source rather than wrapping the binary executable from Oracle, since Oracle has stopped giving permission for operating system vendors to re-distribute JDK as well as JRE.

Please note that these packages may ben given different name if it is accepted by Pat someday in the future as inclusion for Slackware official package replacing JDK and JRE which will be removed in the future release of Slackware. I think Pat will just give the SlackBuild scripts to build the binary into the native Slackware package, which shouldn't break Oracle's licenses.