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Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)

Hi Steve,

Steve Langasek wrote:
On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:06:57PM +0100, Roland Mas wrote:

Steve Langasek, 2004-01-12 04:10:05 +0100 :

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 06:23:39AM +1030, Dan Shearer wrote:


So what, in your opinion, are the technologies (or significant packages)
which should be in Debian but are not? And why do you think they are

Good Java support, including a free Java plugin for web browsers

Same thing for Flash, maybe.  I wouldn't put that into the top 5, but
some people would like it.

I think we're a lot closer on flash than on java, where browsers are
concerned -- from what I understand, there are free flash plugins that
support a subset of the flash language, but there has been NO free code
written to connect a free JVM to the web browsers.

Actually, it has been, and is being ;)

There is a plugin for Japhar for Netscape. Japhar is pretty much silent these days, though.

There is a plugin for kaffe, but noone is hacking on the plugin. OTOH, kaffe is progressing quite nicely, and sees s lot of developement.

Finally, there is a plugin for gcj (gcjwebplugin), that is being actively developped, and gcj too is under very active development.

Feel free to join in and help us make free java runtimes work well with free browsers. There is a lot of things that need to be done, and all free java runtime projects would welcome new, motivated, hackers, I guess.

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