The FreeBSD Foundation today unveiled certified Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit binaries for the FreeBSD 5.5 and 6.1 operating systems.
Built on the latest J2SE 5.0 Update 7 release from Sun Microsystems, the organisation said that the code distribution shows that it is fulfilling earlier promises to make FreeBSD a viable platform for the development and deployment of Java applications.
New to this release is support for the AMD64 architecture. "64-bit systems are fast becoming the norm in server deployments. Supporting the AMD64 platform was a natural next step in our move to make FreeBSD a fully capable Java platform," said Deb Goodkin, director of operations for the FreeBSD Foundation.
Coming three months after the last release, the latest Java code also enhances existing support for the i386 architecture, according to Goodkin.
Robert Watson, president of the FreeBSD Foundation, added: "These releases would not be possible without the efforts of the volunteers developing Java for FreeBSD, Sun Microsystems, and our donors.
"Few realise the time, passion, and expense required to make Java a reality for FreeBSD."
More information and downloads are available from the FreeBSD Foundation website.
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