This article describes some ideas for stimulating Java on FreeBSD.

Documentation

Overall the amount of documentation and descriptive information should be improved. Some specific ideas follow.

Javavmwrapper Guide

The javavmwrapper tool is powerful, but probably not well-known. Describe the tool in a simple manner and make it available in an official easy to find places. This so that people know how to use the various JDKs that are installed without using aliases or modifying PATH. Same for describing where to find and how to use installed JAR files (see PR/56928).

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Review www.freebsd.org/java/

Review http://www.freebsd.org/java/ and suggest improvements. A lot of information over there is probably highly outdated and there may be quite a few dead links.

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HOWTO for Apache 2 and Tomcat 6

Describe how Apache 2 and Tomcat 6 can be made to work together in an elegant and secure manner.

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Why Java on FreeBSD

Elaborate on why one should prefer running Java on FreeBSD instead of Linux or Solaris.

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JDK port information

Provide up-to-date information on the status of the JavaSE 5 port, the expectencies regarding the JavaSE 6 port. Detail the characteristics of the ports, such as stability, security and performance compared to other platforms.

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Java benchmark port

Have an official Java benchmark in the ports tree, so people can easily test performance on their own machine.

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StimulatingJava (last edited 2009-12-07 12:20:11 by ErnstDeHaan)