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Re: Quitting debian-java

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Alexander Hvostov wrote:

> Those who believe Java and free software is a sad landscape are woefully
> unaware of reality... If this were the case, why does GNU seem to
> wholeheartedly support it? They even have a page devoted to GNU Java
> software!

If you were yourself a java programmer, you'd know that there's no Free
decently working Java compilers/VMs. Yes, gcj is close, but doesn't
support yet all the java features, yes Kaffe is a cool VM, but I never
could run anything else than trivial examples with it... :(
I'd like to be proved wrong however, but so far I don't know of any Free
JVM that can run Cocoon or JOnAS for example.

As for GNU's support for Java, it's encouraging development of free
alternatives to Sun/IBM's JDKs, but it's not-quite-here-yet(tm).


 Linux : c'est free mais c'est pas grave.

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