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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/java.xml,v 1.26 2006/07/20 23:55:32 rane Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/java.xml,v 1.27 2006/07/25 08:13:47 rane Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/java.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/java.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Java Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Java Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="karltk@gentoo.org">Karl Trygve Kalleberg</mail> 9 <mail link="karltk@gentoo.org">Karl Trygve Kalleberg</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="nichoj@gentoo.org">Joshua Nichols</mail> 12 <mail link="nichoj@gentoo.org">Joshua Nichols</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 15 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17 17
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This guide will introduce you to Java and explain how to use Java with Gentoo 19This guide will introduce you to Java and explain how to use Java with Gentoo
20Linux. 20Linux.
21</abstract> 21</abstract>
22 22
23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
25<license/> 25<license/>
26 26
27<version>0.4</version> 27<version>0.5</version>
28<date>2006-06-24</date> 28<date>2006-07-24</date>
29 29
30<chapter> 30<chapter>
31<title>What is Java?</title> 31<title>What is Java?</title>
32<section> 32<section>
33<title>Overview</title> 33<title>Overview</title>
34<body> 34<body>
35 35
36<p> 36<p>
37Java is a programming language developed by engineers of Sun Microsystems. The 37Java is a programming language developed by engineers of Sun Microsystems. The
38language is object-oriented and designed to run on multiple platforms without 38language is object-oriented and designed to run on multiple platforms without
39the need of recompiling code for each platform. Although Java can be compiled 39the need of recompiling code for each platform. Although Java can be compiled
40as a native program, much of Java's popularity can be attributed to its 40as a native program, much of Java's popularity can be attributed to its
41portability, along with other features such as garbage collection. To make 41portability, along with other features such as garbage collection. To make
42platform independence possible the Java compiler compiles the Java code to an 42platform independence possible the Java compiler compiles the Java code to an
43intermediate representation called "Java bytecode" that runs on a JRE (Java 43intermediate representation called "Java bytecode" that runs on a JRE (Java
63<body> 63<body>
64 64
65<p> 65<p>
66Gentoo provides numerous JREs and JDKs. Among the current alternatives, we 66Gentoo provides numerous JREs and JDKs. Among the current alternatives, we
67have: 67have:
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<table> 70<table>
71<tr> 71<tr>
72 <th>Vendor</th> 72 <th>Vendor</th>
73 <th>JDK</th> 73 <th>JDK</th>
74 <th>JRE</th> 74 <th>JRE</th>
75</tr> 75</tr>
76<tr> 76<tr>
77 <ti>The Blackdown Java Kit</ti> 77 <ti>The Blackdown Java Kit</ti>
78 <ti>dev-java/backdown-jdk</ti> 78 <ti>dev-java/blackdown-jdk</ti>
79 <ti>dev-java/blackdown-jre</ti> 79 <ti>dev-java/blackdown-jre</ti>
80</tr> 80</tr>
81<tr> 81<tr>
82 <ti>Sun's Java Kit</ti> 82 <ti>Sun's Java Kit</ti>
83 <ti>dev-java/sun-jdk</ti> 83 <ti>dev-java/sun-jdk</ti>
84 <ti>dev-java/sun-jre-bin</ti> 84 <ti>dev-java/sun-jre-bin</ti>
85</tr> 85</tr>
86<tr> 86<tr>
87 <ti>The IBM Java Kit</ti> 87 <ti>The IBM Java Kit</ti>
88 <ti>dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin</ti> 88 <ti>dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin</ti>
89 <ti>dev-java/ibm-jre-bin</ti> 89 <ti>dev-java/ibm-jre-bin</ti>
90</tr> 90</tr>
91<tr> 91<tr>
92 <ti>The Compaq Java Kit for Alpha/Linux/GNU</ti> 92 <ti>The Compaq Java Kit for Alpha/Linux/GNU</ti>
93 <ti>dev-java/compaq-jdk</ti> 93 <ti>dev-java/compaq-jdk</ti>

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