April 7th, 2006, 09:15

"The FreeBSD Foundation yesterday announced the release of an official Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and Java Development Kit (JDK) for FreeBSD. The Foundation has negotiated a licence with Sun Microsystems to distribute these FreeBSD binaries. The binaries are based on JDK 1.5 and work with the official FreeBSD 5.4 and FreeBSD 6.0 releases on the i386 platform.

The FreeBSD Foundation provided financial support for Java development, funded the certification process, and negotiated license and trademark agreements to distribute pre-compiled binary packages of the Sun JDK and JRE.

"The release of official JRE and JDK binaries based on Sun's latest partner sources provide end-users and developers alike with confidence that they can use and create Java applications on FreeBSD with the same degree of portability, robustness and stability that they have come to expect from other supported operating systems," said FreeBSD developer and member of the BSD Java Team, Greg Lewis.

"In doing so, the FreeBSD Foundation has placed FreeBSD on a par with other enterprise operating systems for Java based web services," Lewis said.

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April 7th, 2006, 16:12
Awesome! Now if we can get Macromedia to produce Flash for FreeBSD instead of using Linux's.