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I just found that actually java are in extra folder instead of source in mirrors, I don't know in DVD.

Alternative Java implementations

Shouldn't there be a reference to alternate (free) Java implemenations such as OpenJDK and the GNU Java Compiler? — Harishankar 2012/08/26 19:51

Maybe Eric can contribute an updated version of his blog article about opeJDK/JRE. escaflown 2012/08/26 21:51

Yes, I know but I thought I'd leave it to Eric to expand the article. He wrote about it on his blog and created SlackBuilds. sycamorex 2012/08/27 07:13

I will write an update about OpenJDK soon (I hope) but in the meantime, one of the original authors should add a discription of installing the JDK instead of the JRE. For people who need to compile Java code, the JRE is not enough.
Also warn people that they should install only one of the two JRE and JDK packages! A JDK package includes the full runtime, installing the separate JRE package will only manage to break the Java installation.
Eric Hameleers 2012/08/30 03:18

Thanks Eric for your suggestions. I'll have some time tomorrow and will update the article.
sycamorex 2012/08/30 12:28 GMT

Small stylistic suggestion: replace “Slackware (and other distributions) is no longer allowed” by “Slackware (as well as other distributions) is no longer allowed”. Plural subject with singular verb creates a clash. –kikinovak Tue Sep 4 10:51:21 CEST 2012

Hmmm,,,,grammatically speaking both versions are identical; stylistically, IMHO, they only differ in terms of personal linguistic preferences:) — Marcin Herda 2012/09/04 10:38
Or: “Slackware, or any other distribution, is no longer allowed”. — Brian Lawrence 2012/09/04 05:51
Ok, I think that sounds better. — Marcin Herda 2012/09/04 10:38


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