FreeBSD Foundation Announces Native Support for
JDK 1.3.1 on FreeBSD
Boulder, CO - August 25, 2003 - The FreeBSD Foundation today
announced the availability of a binary distribution of the Java
JDK version 1.3.1 for the widely used FreeBSD operating system.
Wes Peters of the FreeBSD Core Team commented "This announcement
hallmarks a new era of Java support for FreeBSD.
Having easy to install binary Java packages will ensure that all
users can enjoy the benefits of Java technology on the FreeBSD
Java users can download, without charge, the FreeBSD Foundation's
Java distribution from http://www.FreeBSDFoundation.org/java/.
The FreeBSD Foundation is also providing OEM licenses to FreeBSD
distributors, permitting them to ship out-of-the-box Java support with
Foundation Secretary and Treasurer, Justin T. Gibbs, pledged
continued support for Java technology on the FreeBSD platform.
"The FreeBSD Foundation is committed to keeping FreeBSD a Java
With the 1.3.1 JDK release behind us, the Foundation has turned
its attention toward the 1.4.X JDK.
The volunteers working on FreeBSD Java support already have us
most of the way there.
The Foundation is now financing efforts to accelerate the
completion of this work."
Noting the importance of Java support to the FreeBSD user base
was FreeBSD Foundation president Robert Watson.
"Java support is critical to the success of FreeBSD in the
enterprise--this release will open many doors for the FreeBSD
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