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

On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 06:13:57PM +0000, Dylan Thurston wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 20030614172401.GA23165@lst.de>, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 10:24:01AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> >> If I recall corretly, it is in contrib because of the lack of a proper
> >> java.  Getting it to compile with gcc java would solve that problem,
> >> and I believe I've heard that RedHat already got that working.
> > 
> > RedHat used gcj for the java build tools and killed off the java
> > binding.
> I'm a little confused; can you expand?  I know that OpenOffice uses
> Java in several different ways, and I'm getting them confused; the
> run-time need for Sun's JDK (e.g., in the help system?) is dropped in
> the Debian packages already, correct?  Is the Java binding something
> beyond that?

Stock OpenOffice seem to be able to embedd java applets into documents.
RedHat nuked this.

> In any case, is there any chance of porting their work in the Debian
> packages so that OpenOffice can be part of the next release?

Ask the maintainers :)  I don't use OpenOffice and don't plan to do

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