[blfs-dev] Mercurial or wget for openjdk?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 09:52:54 PDT 2015

Pierre Labastie wrote:

> Actually, at least "fop" needs Java for non Java related matters (I think
> other packages in the book which depend on Java are for doing Java related
> things). The point is whether the book should point to the JDK binaries at
> Oracle, or provide a way to build them. Actually, I agree that a way to build
> a JVM should be in the book.
> I have a proposition, which might satisfy everybody: why not put both the
> tarball download and the mercurial instructions in the book? That would be of
> some educational value to show a use for mercurial, as Bruce said, and would
> keep the possibility to use more conventional methods.

"When given a choice, take both."  seems to apply here.  Good idea.

   -- Bruce

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