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Re: Status of Sarge Release Issues (Updated for May)

On Mon, 05 May 2003 16:32:35 -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> 3 Java (some packages were in contrib/non-free because they wouldn't work
> with free Java implementations (ie kaffe). There 
> was some talk about a potential Java transition but from what to what?)?
> kaffe is free, (Sun's jre isn't?), gjc and gij need some work acording to
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200304/msg01210.html
> An old, but still relevant java faq is at 
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-java-faq

Not much can be done really other than waiting for new releases of free
JVMs which work with more Java applications. It may be possible at the
moment  to move a few applications to main (such as ant), but in most 
cases would take considerable effort to make them use free jvms and
libraries (and then test them). 

There is no big transition which should concern the sarge release, just
regular improvements. 
  .''`. Mark Howard
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