Java and dfBSD development [Was: Re: Bug Tracking System]

Bill Huey (hui) billh at
Mon Sep 19 18:48:44 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:06:55PM +0100, Hiten Pandya wrote:
> I can totally understand this, given that I have done development in JAVA 
> before, for commercial purposes.  It would be nice if more people can 
> support the JDK patchkit producers in fixing JAVA support.
> Bill, since you were helping FreeBSD at one time with JAVA, it would be 
> nice if *you* lent a hand to the JDK patchkit producers and us in 
> strengthening JAVA on DragonFly. ;-)

I recently stop Linux kernele development for the moment and I can come back to
a BSD like dfBSD and do Java/pthreads development again, but I have reservations.
If I do come back, I'd like some political backing from the project or Firefly so
that things can happen again with a clearly accountable authority and a blessing
to how this project can continue. I don't want another FreeBSD Foundation thing
happening again and it might be in everybody's interest to clearly commericalize
JVM development because of this with the side effect that it's free for
individual users or something like that.

I've been seeing some breakdown in this community and I'm going to wait a bit
before I commit any energy to it. Part of the problem is the use of CVS style
central repository in which a single authority is control. Folks can't soft fork
which hurt development of both user and kernel spaces when lead developers conflict
with one another. It's been brought to my attention that there are some development
issues that haven't yet to be resolved along the lines of that.

I'd to see an effect political mechanism to resolves these issues without being
overly authoritarian. Ideally, strong and believable leadership should suggest
solution and solve this problem without "Theo-izing" or "FreeBSD Foundation-ifying"
this project.

My fractional dollar comments...


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