Re: Debian & Java
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Reavis <email@example.com> writes:
>> I thought I remembered seeing someone talking about a mailing
>> list to discuss Debian and Java issues. However there is no
>> such list listed on the mailing list archives page at
>> www.debian.org. Is there a list?
Paul> No list I know of. I am maintaining a page (down at the
Paul> moment; up again in the next few days;
Paul> http://www.worldofbeverage.net/) about debian-jdk issues,
Paul> and of course there are the Debian JDK packagers/developers.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe using the usual -request
address. It's a very quiet list though! :)
>> I am doing some Java development and I am dealing with a few
>> issues. Is someone working on policy for how Java apps and
>> libraries get installed in Debian (e.g. how would a library add
>> to a global classpath so that one can use it)?
Paul> No, but I have some very nice scripties that I wrote to
Paul> handle just that issue. I'm hoping to package up something
Paul> this month; currently code-named lava (pending checking for
Paul> name conflicts with other packages).
The whole issue of java within the debian environment has been left to
fall through the cracks. I haven't driven any of it nor has the kaffe
maintainer (Jim Pick ?).
Paul> In any case, I volunteer to help with a Debian-Java
Paul> standardization effort.
>> Is anyone contemplating packaging Swing?
I've been pondering doing so.
Stephen (jdk maintainer)
Linux - the Frodo Baggins of Computing.
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