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Re: Fedora and Java - just give us the facts



On 8/12/07, Timothy Murphy <tim birdsnest maths tcd ie> wrote:
> I've been looking at a couple of applications that require Java
> (in particular mindterm)
> and found the Fedora documentation on the subject rather obtuse.
>
> As I understand it, there are two possibilities:
> either install Java that comes with the Fedora
> "Java Development" group of packages,
> or else install Sun's Java.
>
> (1) How complete is Fedora Java?
It isn't.

> I have seen warnings for example that it is unsafe
> to use the Fedora Java plugin for Firefox,
> and I assume that the same warning would hold true
> for other Java applications, eg mindterm.
>
> (2) Are the two Java installations completely independent?
Yes.

> Can one have both installed?
Yes.

> What about the environment variable CLASSPATH?
No clue.
Having said all of that, take a look at
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html#Java .
These notes are applicable to FC7.
They show how to get multple versions of java installed.

HTH
ne...

PS: I use Sun's java and not for much. I have never tried the Fedora java.
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