I am slaving away on my ARM port. It is mostly a side activity at the moment, I am doing a lot of other things which are higher on the priority list while I am getting the core ARM package set on par with the Slackware 14 versions. But it did already enable me to build a working version of the OpenJDK packages using the same SlackBuild script (well, a teeny bit of editing was needed) which I am using for the “Intel-compatible” versions of Slackware.
MoZes (Stuart Winter, the maintainer of Slackware ARM) decided that this was a good enough time to use this SlackBuild script and finally add a working Java to Slackware ARM.
From his site comes this message:
Thanks to the work of Eric Hameleers, Slackware ARM v14.0 and -current now sports OpenJDK and OpenJRE packages. A JRE has always been absent from Slackware ARM, so I’m particularly pleased to be able to now strike one off the “missing package list”. I hope it’s useful!
Slackware 14.0 has the packages in patches and -current has them in extra/openjdk. You’ll need to install the “rhino” package as this is a run-time dependency.
This is also good news for people who want to experiment with Java on their Raspberri Pi or Pandora Box for which ARMedslack community builds are available.
Thanks again ;^).
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