Petition – Contribute the Apple JDK source to OpenJDK

Torben | news | Friday, November 5th, 2010

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OpenJDK 7 on Mac OSX

Torben | java | Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

torben@jit:~/Downloads/openjdk7-darwin-i386-20080820/bin/ >% ./java -version
openjdk version "1.7.0-internal"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0-internal-landonf_2008_08_20_14_13-b00)
OpenJDK Server VM (build 14.0-b01, mixed mode)
torben@jit:~/Downloads/openjdk7-darwin-i386-20080820/bin/ >%

Download from here, extract and have fun :)

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Pin Eclipse Startup Java VM

Torben | java,operating systems | Friday, May 2nd, 2008

The Java Mac OSX Update for 1.6 is out and I have problems starting up Eclipse with that.

As a workaround I pinned the java vm for the Eclipse startup:

  1. Show Package Contents for
  2. Edit Eclipse-Key in Contents/Info.plist

Everything is already documented there.

Now it looks like:



TCP redirecting under OSX

Torben | operating systems | Thursday, April 24th, 2008


  • Apache Tomcat as webapp access (embedded in JBoss AS)
  • don’t want Apache httpd in front (not using mod_jk, mod_proxy_http)
  • don’t want priviledged user to run Tomcat at 80/443 (aka http/https)
  • developing locally




Blogging software on Mac OSX

Torben | open source,operating systems | Friday, March 21st, 2008

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