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Re: Compiling java debian packages with free tools

Hallo Egon,

* Egon Willighagen wrote:
>On Thursday 11 September 2003 09:37, Mark Howard wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 10:33:39PM +0200, John Leuner wrote:
>If they are in contrib or even non-free, then they do not violate any policy, 
>so important maybe, but I would say just normal... and certainly not 
>something higher...

IMO thats a wishlist bug. As long as I don't think that a package can
enter main (-> is *running* with free environment), its up to the
packager to package his package.

Changing it will not be a big problem, as there are at least two
compielers (eclipse internal and jikes), which will probably compile
every java programm 'out of the box'.

'running in main' is probably another question...

>> > I haven't discussed the question of whether it is correct for a program
>> > that can be compiled with free software but not run with free software
>> > to go into main.
>> It is not.
>Agreed. BTW, the debian build deamons won't be able to make it
>anyway... which is required to enter main, or not?

I think its the other way round: YOu go into main and have the buildd.
Then you have to make sure that they are building your package. You
will get a grave bugreport when your package isn't compiling (not only
from the buildd).

Jan Schulz                     jasc@gmx.net
     "Wer nicht fragt, bleibt dumm."

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