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The experimental Java tree is available through SVN at:

If you don't have subversion installed yet, you need to start by emerging it:

emerge subversion

In order to install the experimental tree on your machine, you need to perform the following steps (either as root, or give your user write access to /usr/local)

mkdir -p /usr/local/overlays/java-experimental
svn co /usr/local/overlays/java-experimental

Edit /etc/make.conf and add /usr/local/overlays/java-experimental to PORTDIR_OVERLAY, i.e. PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage /usr/local/overlays/java-experimental"

Update: overlay has moved to

You may also need to install the migration overlay, see

Then you should be all set to emerge stuff from the experimental tree.

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