Re: deb for netbeans
On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 02:33:21PM +0200, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > I thought that the build process of OpenOffice depended on [I'm being
> > vague here :-(] "some bundle of Java2 stuff," which would have the
> > result that despite OpenOffice itself being "free software," since a
> > build requires distinctly nonfree stuff, it can't go in "free."
> IIRC that was one of the bigger problems in getting OO packaged -- I'm
> under the impression that that's fixed now. But
> <email@example.com> can surely provide an
> authoritative answer, so I've CCd them.
No, it's not fixed yet. I am still building OOo packages with an installed
Blackdown JDK. Peter is working on removing Java still. We have a much
easier task than Netbeans, since Java support is an optional extra, and very
little of the build is done using a Java compiler.
The majority of the packaging problems so far have been compilation
It is not necessary for users to install a JDK to run OOo, but that's not
good enough for main yet.
Chris Halls | Frankfurt, Germany
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