Roberto de Iriarte writes:
> I could not help but notice the complaints about the difficulties to
> get native Java running on FreeBSD.
> For a change, i wanted to say just thanks for the excellent work,
> i've found the new patchlevel to be very stable (on libc_r and
> libkse) and excellent performing (especially on libkse)
Sorry, but this is apples and oranges.
I had to install jdk-1.4.1 as part of OpenOffice 1.1; having
done so, I don't actually know that I'll _use_ any of the Java
components. I am prepared to believe once installed Java works
But that's worth diddly if installing it takes dynamite, heavy
machinery, and industrial epoxy* ... and there's no listed way to build
OpenOffice without it.
Don't get me wrong: I'm thankful for the work the maintainers
have put in. And I have no problem agreeing to the licenses and
downloading various tarballs. But having done so, I expect this to
be as smooth as any other port build. Instead, it's been one of the
least pleasant builds I've ever experienced and - yeah, I'm less
* - compared to 5 minutes puttering with most other ports.
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