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Re: ITP: Artemis, a DNA sequence viewer

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> I intent to package Artemis <http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Software/Artemis/>.
> Artemis is a DNA sequence viewer and annotation tool that allows visualization
> and various manipulations of biosequences.
> Technically, it is written in Java, so it will comply with the proposed Java
> policy <http://www.debian.org/~bortz/Java/policy.html>.
> Legally, it is GPL but depends presently on a non-free Corba ORB. A version
> which uses a free ORB (JacORB, which I will package as well) is under
> construction. After that, it will "only" depend on Java tools, most of them
> non-free, unfortunately.

I urge anyone who uses or understands this package well enough to look
into what needs doing to get it to compile with jikes (likely nothing)
and run in kaffe. (Reporting bugs to the kaffe list is normally enough).

Java is nearly free!


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