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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 1.16 2005/09/29 18:22:22 rane Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/java.xml,v 1.17 2005/09/29 18:27:31 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
62<p> 62<p>
63Gentoo provides numerous JREs and JDKs. Among the current alternatives, we have: 63Gentoo provides numerous JREs and JDKs. Among the current alternatives, we have:
64</p> 64</p>
65 65
66<ul> 66<ul>
67<li>blackdown-jre and blackdown-jdk, the Blackdown Java Kit</li> 67 <li>blackdown-jre and blackdown-jdk, the Blackdown Java Kit</li>
68<li>sun-jre-bin and sun-jdk, Sun's Java Kit </li> 68 <li>sun-jre-bin and sun-jdk, Sun's Java Kit </li>
69<li>ibm-jre-bin and ibm-jdk-bin, the IBM Java Kit</li> 69 <li>ibm-jre-bin and ibm-jdk-bin, the IBM Java Kit</li>
70<li>compaq-jre and compaq-jdk, the Compaq Java Kit for Alpha/Linux/GNU</li> 70 <li>compaq-jre and compaq-jdk, the Compaq Java Kit for Alpha/Linux/GNU</li>
71<li>jrockit-jdk-bin, BEA WebLogic's J2SE Development Kit</li> 71 <li>jrockit-jdk-bin, BEA WebLogic's J2SE Development Kit</li>
72</ul> 72</ul>
73 73
74<p> 74<p>
75The default is the Blackdown JRE/JDK 75The default is the Blackdown JRE/JDK
76pair, as it is freely ("free as in beer") available without any registration 76pair, as it is freely ("free as in beer") available without any registration
88download them. 88download them.
89</p> 89</p>
90 90
91</body> 91</body>
92</section> 92</section>
93
94<section> 93<section>
95<title>Installing the Sun/IBM JRE/JDKs</title> 94<title>Installing the Sun/IBM JRE/JDKs</title>
96<body> 95<body>
97 96
98<p> 97<p>
169<note> 168<note>
170You will have to be root to run --set-system-vm. 169You will have to be root to run --set-system-vm.
171</note> 170</note>
172 171
173<p> 172<p>
174Once you have issued <c>java-config --set-system-vm</c> with a particular VM ID, 173Once you have issued <c>java-config --set-system-vm</c> with a particular VM
175you will need to regenerate your /etc/profile.env. You can do it like this: 174ID, you will need to regenerate your <path>/etc/profile.env</path>. You can do
175it like this:
176</p> 176</p>
177 177
178<pre caption="Regenerating /etc/profile.env" > 178<pre caption="Regenerating /etc/profile.env" >
179# <i>env-update</i> 179# <i>env-update</i>
180</pre> 180</pre>
185</p> 185</p>
186 186
187<p> 187<p>
188As a regular user, you can use <c>java-config --set-user-vm</c>, which will 188As a regular user, you can use <c>java-config --set-user-vm</c>, which will
189create <path>~/.gentoo/java-env</path> with all required env vars. You would 189create <path>~/.gentoo/java-env</path> with all required env vars. You would
190normally source this from your shell's startup script 190normally source this from your shell's startup script (generally
191(generally <path>~/.bashrc</path>). 191<path>~/.bashrc</path>).
192</p> 192</p>
193 193
194</body> 194</body>
195</section> 195</section>
196</chapter> 196</chapter>
200<section> 200<section>
201<title>Setting USE flags</title> 201<title>Setting USE flags</title>
202<body> 202<body>
203 203
204<p> 204<p>
205For more information regarding USE flags, refer to the 205For more information regarding USE flags, refer to the <uri
206<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">USE flags</uri> 206link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">USE flags</uri>
207chapter from the Gentoo Handbook. 207chapter from the Gentoo Handbook.
208</p> 208</p>
209 209
210</body> 210</body>
211</section> 211</section>
212<section> 212<section>
213<title>The flags</title> 213<title>The flags</title>
214<body> 214<body>
215 215
216<ul> 216<ul>
217<li>The <b>java</b> flag adds support for Java in a variety of programs.</li> 217 <li>The <b>java</b> flag adds support for Java in a variety of programs.</li>
218 <li>
218<li>The <b>browserplugin</b> flag adds support for Mozilla-like browsers (including Firefox) 219 The <b>browserplugin</b> flag adds support for Mozilla-like browsers
219if you are using blackdown's Java kit. You will need this for viewing Java applets 220 (including Firefox) if you are using blackdown's Java kit. You will need
220in your Mozilla-like browser.</li> 221 this for viewing Java applets in your Mozilla-like browser.
222 </li>
221</ul> 223</ul>
222 224
223</body> 225</body>
224</section> 226</section>
225</chapter> 227</chapter>
229<section> 231<section>
230<title>Off-line resources</title> 232<title>Off-line resources</title>
231<body> 233<body>
232 234
233<ul> 235<ul>
234<li>java-config man page</li> 236 <li>java-config man page</li>
235<li><c>java-config --help</c></li> 237 <li><c>java-config --help</c></li>
236<li>The <path>/usr/bin/java-config</path> script itself</li> 238 <li>The <path>/usr/bin/java-config</path> script itself</li>
237</ul> 239</ul>
238 240
239</body> 241</body>
240</section> 242</section>
241
242<section> 243<section>
243<title>Online resources</title> 244<title>Online resources</title>
244<body> 245<body>
246
245<ul> 247<ul>
248 <li>
249 The <uri
250 link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel">gentoo-dev</uri>,
246<li>The <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel" 251 <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.user">gentoo-user
247>gentoo-dev</uri>, <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.user" 252 </uri> and <uri
248>gentoo-user </uri> and <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.java">gentoo-java</uri> mailing list archives</li> 253 link="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.java">gentoo-java</uri>
249<li>#gentoo and #gentoo-java on irc.freenode.net</li> 254 mailing list archives</li> <li>#gentoo and #gentoo-java on
255 irc.freenode.net
256 </li>
257 <li>
258 <uri
250<li><uri link="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_programming_language">Wikipedia's entry for Java</uri></li> 259 link="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_programming_language">Wikipedia's
260 entry for Java</uri>
261 </li>
251</ul> 262</ul>
252 263
253</body> 264</body>
254</section> 265</section>
255</chapter> 266</chapter>

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