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Re: Bug#176628: sablevm: package incorrctly provides java1-runtime

retitle 176628 java.awt.* classess don't work as expected for

W liście z pon, 13-01-2003, godz. 18:26, Stephen Zander pisze: 
> Package: sablevm
> Version: 1.0.5-1
> Severity: important
> According to the Java policy, packages that provide java1-runtime must
> support the the complete java runtime environment.  As sablevm fails
> to provide working java.awt.* classes, the provides on this package is
> incorrect.  Please remove it until such time as sablevm has working
> support for java.awt.*.

I searched for "runtime" in Java Policy (as found in java-common
package) and couldn't find such explict statment.

But even if it were there - I *refuse* to remove this Provides: because
Sablevm _does_ provide java1 runtime env. with the expeption of things
which don't work yet. *These things* I belive can be easily called bugs
for simplicity.

Severity "important" seems to be the right one here:
"important - a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a
 package, without rendering it completely unusable to everyone"

We all know that the fight for free Java (tfffj) is only beginning.
And I don't think we would support free java and free software by
marking every of today's free JVMs and their classlibs as unusable
because of some lacks or bugs. Especially when there's effort under
way to remove them.

The Java Policy is to help us, to support us and to guide us.
The Java Policy is for us, not the other way.

Kind regards

				Grzegorz B. Prokopski

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