Nathan Meyers nmeyers at teleport.com
Sun Jul 11 13:45:09 PDT 1999

Godmar Back wrote:
> >
> > I've been using the blackdown JDK on RHL 5.x, and thought to check out
> > kaffe-1.0.b4-2 which ships with RHL 6.0.
> >
> > Unfortunately, it failed the first test: I use the jre command extensively
> > and there isn't one included.
> Hmmm, jre.  That's sun's stripped down runtime environment, isn't it?
> Does
>         alias jre kaffe
> not work?  If there's more to it, we can provide a jre command.

Don't do it!

Yes, jre is Sun's runtime flavor of the java launcher, minus some
features useful for developers. They came to their senses in JDK1.2 and
dropped jre -- both developer and runtime environments use an identical
launcher named "java". Other than possibly breaking a few million
application launch scripts around the world :-), getting rid of the jre
invocation was a good idea.

Nathan Meyers
nmeyers at teleport.com

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