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Re: [vox-tech] Installing Java



Quoting Nick Schmalenberger (nschmalenberger@fastmail.fm):

> Huh. Thanks, I didn't know that. Previously I had the impression that
> Blackdown was a totally Sun-independent implementation of Java, which
> was why it was behind in Java compatibility, but had a more free
> license. So then is more Linux compatibility at the cost of less Java
> compatibility all there is to Blackdown? 

I defer to Pete's scholarly answer on the point -- except to add (and
please pardon the slight repetition) that Blackdown seems to do a much
better job of fully porting and packaging the software properly for Linux
distros.


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