Re: Packaging java gis software for ubuntu/debian
thanks for bringing up this topic.
On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 07:41:26PM +0100, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> With jai in multiverse and in debian in nonfree, it is indeed possible
> to package most java gis programs in a way that they can go into
> debian and ubuntu! For debian they would go into contrib, for ubuntu
> in multiverse.
While it is a shame that JAI is in non-free we have some even more urgent
problem which results from the fact that it is not maintained upstream
any more: It only builds with OpenJDK 6 -> see
It seems the best idea would be to find some (free) replacament for JAI
(but I personally have no idea to approach this since I'm not a Java