OpenJDK for Mac

Rob Ross rob.ross at
Fri Aug 1 02:01:46 UTC 2008

Yes. That is the goal of OpenJDK, to port it to many different  
platforms. They already have support for Windows, Solaris, and  
various Linux versions. There are some external projects that have  
ported the JDK 6 source code that was under the JRL license to BSD,  
FreeBSD, and other Unix variants.

They will eventually merge the code Landon Fuller contributed from  
SoyLatte to the OpenJDK 6 source code, and then we'll be able to  
start working on the Mac port in earnest.

Rob Ross, Lead Software Engineer
E! Networks

"Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his  
heart he dreams himself your master." -- Commissioner Pravin Lal

On Jul 31, 2008, at 6:02 PM, Frans Thamura wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Rob Ross <rob.ross at> wrote:
>> At the present time there is no support for building on Mac from the
>> OpenJDK6/7 project.
> is there a plan openjdk people develop more more on another OS
> so we can get a lot of version (binary) in several OS
> F

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