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Re: kaffe? (was: Re: On java programs & main/contrib

>>>>> "Vincent" == Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com> writes:
    Vincent> I orphaned kaffe in March 1997 (or so). Jim Pick told he
    Vincent> would adopt it, but never uploaded it. Ean told me he
    Vincent> started to work on it about 1 month ago, but still no
    Vincent> upload AFAIK...  Kaffe is not trivial to package, but
    Vincent> some of my packages (gdb, wine) are much worse... What it
    Vincent> really needs is some coordination with the maintainer of
    Vincent> the jdk package since kaffe and the jdk package shared a
    Vincent> lot of file diversions.

Someone mention my name?  I'm more than will to discuss anything that
makes java easier in debian.

The major problem things like kaffe have, it seems to me, is a lack of
non-tainted programmers (i.e. folks who've never even looked inside
src.zip - the source for Sun's class libraries).

There was a great rush at one point to setup a debian java
environment.  There's even a mailing list for it!  Unfortunately, and
it's as much my fault as anyone's, nothing seems to have come of it.
So, the question becomes: what do the various debian developers
working in Java want to do with it - do we have/need a vision for how
java should fit in?

PS I'd move this to debian-java but I have no idea who (other than me)
is subscribed.

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