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Re: Packaging java gis software for ubuntu/debian

On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 07:02:10PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi Francesco,
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 05:05:17PM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > Until today most of the problems come from the bad attitude of java devs
> > about license issues and management of dependencies. Most of the time
> > they simply collect all stuff within a jar blob and go. 
> That's surely true but in Debian we have no better (policy compliant)
> clue than to unbundle their blobs into Java libraries with source.
> Since the initial question was about JAI I said that this work in this
> specific case is done but does not really help and upstream should be
> told to seek for alternatives.  I personally can not imaginge that if
> the Java source code does not build with OpenJDK 7 the JAR will remain
> functional in future JDK releases.

Andreas, convince all them to use http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-imaging/
and leave that JAI abandonware to its final oblivion (as it has been 
for years now). An easy task, uh?

Francesco P. Lovergine

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