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Re: 185 Packages that look orphaned



Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> Arnaud Vandyck <avdyk@debian.org> writes:
>
>> Sorry if it's already been replied, I'm not up-to-date...
>
> No, your still on the "Thanks for the quick reply" list. Tomorrow I
> might drop the 'quick'.

;)

>> About every Java packages, they are not going in contrib because most
>> depends on j2sdk1.(3|4) so, they are in contrib. THEY ARE NOT BROKEN!
>> They just need a non-free JDK to build or to run.
>
> Which means they need manual intervention to get pushed into sarge. It
> just needs to be done where appropriate. A bunch of the java related
> packages maintainer replied that they are waiting on sablevm or
> kaffe. Maybe that will be ready for sarge.

All the java package with j2sdk1.3|j2sdk1.4 dependencies or with the
virtual package java2-runtime are not able to be compiled or run with
sablevm or kaffe. They need a non-free JDK. That is a problem and I
think it has already been discussed.

> ?

No Problem ;)

>> > argouml
>> 
>> At the moment, argouml is 0.14. It's the latest stable release of the
>> software and stuck in unstable because it needs j2sdk1.(3|4). If you
>> wanna write some of the Swing classes to fill the 'classpath' project
>> gaps, feel free to do it.
>
> Then it should just be hinted into sarge.

Yes, but it cannot go to sarge because of the non-free j2sdk dependency
(I mean automatically)

>> > ibm-jdk1.1-installer
>
> Noted, will check back on it.

If it's not marked removed, you can do it, it should!

[...]

> Thats fine. No hurry. You said you are around and aware of the
> packages and thats enough.

NP

Cheers,

-- 
Arnaud

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