[jsword-devel] Open Source Java

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Sun Mar 30 03:20:45 MST 2008

That's indeed good news.

Actually I thought Sun put some or all of their sources under an open  
source license and OpenJDK is a project around these:


Am 29.03.2008 um 23:56 schrieb DM Smith:

> Because of our reliance on Sun's Java for BibleDesktop and JSword, our
> software has never been truly free. Every few months I try the "free"
> contenders with disappointment. The problem has always been with the
> contenders not implementing Java's HTML rendering as we relied upon
> it. As Richard Stallman calls it, we fell into the "Java Trap" and
> couldn't get out.
> But today is a good day for rejoicing. I just used java-1.7.0-icedtea
> on Fedora 8 with no problems!
> The practical implications of this is that we will some day be able to
> ship a light, embedded version of Java that only contains what
> BibleDesktop needs. For platforms such as the OLPC (One Laptop Per
> Child) that I noted in an earlier post we can have a reasonably
> acceptable footprint.
> Praise God!!!
> In His Service,
> 	DM
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