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Blog Archive for robogeek during June 2006

I was thinking the other day - what with the Visual Basic compiler for Java, it would make sense for there to be a COBOL compiler for Java. That way we could draw on yet another large body of software to run on top of the Java runtime. Okay, so I get strange thoughts occasionally. Of course the first step would be a grammer to parse the language .. the next step then would be a compiler to...
You may have heard of this announcement "it's a matter of when" .. well, that's turned into a lot of planning and meetings and discussions inside the java team. I haven't been able to post any blog entries, because my time has been consumed with those discussions and there's basically very little I can say because of the nature of those discussions. But what just came to mind is an open source...
ellioth's blog entry on upgrading to Dapper Drake (ubuntu 6.06) makes it sound safe and simple to do, so maybe I'll take the dive. However he talks about installing Sun's Java on the system. As he mentions, and as we pointed out on the jdk-distros site getting the JRE there is pretty trivially done. Getting the JDK installed is a little less trivial, just poke around in the synaptic package...