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Frank Hale
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Joined: Mar 25, 2000
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Do you guys regularly visit javalobby.com? What are your thoughts on this site.
Frank
Erik carine
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
Posts: 11

I am a member! what most at java lobby want is an
open source java. This is we feel that it will be
best for java to become open source to make the jdk
better and to put choices in the hands of programmers
and not big corps.
C and C++ have compilers that are open source
G++/GNU . This is known to be one of the best
C/C++ compilers out there that also has the fewest
bugs.

Frank Hale
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Joined: Mar 25, 2000
Posts: 230
I definitely agree. I would love to see an open source JDK. This is exactly the thing we need.
Frank
Steven YaegerII
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Joined: May 31, 2000
Posts: 182
From the conversation so far, an open source refers to the code for the compiler available for examination by programmers/users??
Aside from that, I was advised to check out the source code for the classes (JDK1.2.2-001) for insight. Does anyone know what folder these would be in?? After some unproductive searching, I started to think that maybe only the bytecode was available because what I did find was a cross between Java and gibberish.
Steve
Frank Hale
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Joined: Mar 25, 2000
Posts: 230
The source code for the Java class libraries comes with JDK 1.3. Its not a complete source code, in other words you cannot use the source to build the entire Java class library. The source is in a jar file in the root directory of JDK1.3, I think its called src.jar but I am not totally sure because I don't have Java installed onto the computer I am at right now.
Frank
Steven YaegerII
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Joined: May 31, 2000
Posts: 182
Thanks. That sparks some familiarity. I think I knew that a long time ago and forgot about it.
Thanks again,
Steve
 
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