java again really

David dgboles at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 17:24:57 UTC 2008


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Ed Greshko wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Craig White wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 20:02 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>  
>>>>> Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>>>      
>>>>>> To install and run Sun Java on F8 look at the simplified
>>>>>> instructions on this site;
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://rabbitbrush.frazmtn.com/sun-java-on-F8.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You don't need to remove anything before installing Sun Java. 
>>>>>> JEdit should work with icedtea anyway.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>           
>>>>>    Some of the things the page says are wrong. But it will be easy
>>>>> now with sim links to use the right java and jedit will work. By
>>>>> the way, I tried it with icedtea and it did not work at ALL!
>>>>>       
>>>> What is wrong with the document?
>>>>     
>>> ----
>>> specifically, nothing, generally, you are really only plucking the low
>>> hanging fruit of a i386 install with emphasis on getting functional use
>>> of the sun java plugin running in Firefox.
>>>
>>> If someone has ambitions beyond that, your instructions are of little
>>> value. We have already covered this ground.
>>>
>>> Craig
>>>
>>>   
>>    The document does set up the new java to work with firefox I think.
>> The step to make the new java work with a terminal is missing but I
>> found it. See later message.
>>
>>
> As opposed to the old java which is older than the new java which
> doesn't have as much caffeine as the java that came with my coffee maker
> that didn't have old java but new java.
> 


The one question that no one has asked here is "For what purpose do you
need Jedit?" Jedit is defined as a java *programmers* text editor.  ;-)

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  David

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