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Re: Reg. Apache Excalibur

On 8/22/07, Kumar Appaiah <akumar@ee.iitm.ac.in> wrote:
> Dear Debian Java users,
> I am not really into Java packaging in Debian, but have been looking
> around a bit. I was actually looking to see if Apache Cocoon can
> somehow make it into Debian, which will eventually pave the way for
> inclusion of Lenya, Forrest and many more of the nice Java stuff
> Apache has.

Cocoon was in Debian a long time ago but it's been removed. Yes, it'd
be a good thing to have Cocoon in Debian.

> Now, I have identified some of the dependencies of Cocoon, and thought
> we could start with Apache Excalibur. Now, there's a stumbling block
> right from the word go. Look at:
> http://wiki.apache.org/excalibur/BuildProcess
> under the "Manual Jar Download" section. Now, of the jars mentioned there:
> mailapi: GNU has an API which has similar functionality
> jsse: included with Java 2 SDK, so if we allow that, we can allow
> Excalibur into contrib.

Why contrib? Isn't jsse also in GNU/Classpath?

> jms: Oops! We need to accept some license from Sun to even download
> the pre-build jar!
> So, can you suggest something which can be done, or is it that there's
> no way out till we have a free alternative to these jars (or Sun frees
> them)? Or am I getting something wrong here?

Maybe Tom Marble can help here ;-)

Arnaud Vandyck

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