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Re: IcedTea - a first step towards OpenJDK

Many thanks for your work (of course I don't forget Michael ;-)).

On 8/22/07, Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> IcedTea is a temporary fork of OpenJDK which allows building with a free
> toolchain and adding/replacing code which is not yet available under a free
> license. First deb Packages for amd64 and i386 are available at
>   deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~doko/ubuntu/ gutsy/
>   deb-src http://people.ubuntu.com/~doko/ubuntu/ gutsy/
> Although the packages are built on gutsy, they are installable on sid as well.
> These packages target developers only. Feedback about the following topics is
> appreciated:
>  - packaging and installation issues; the packaging is derived from the
>    sun-javaX packages, so the packages do have the same "features" and
>    bugs.
>  - license issues; we currently cannot upload the packages, because some
>    files still have non-free or no licenses. Unfortunately there doesn't
>    exist yet a list of problematic files.
>  - usability; do packages and applications build and run with the new
>    jre and jdk (focus on main)?
> Please contact Michael Koch or me if you do want to join the packaging and
> maintainance effort. Thanks for any input.
>   Matthias
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Arnaud Vandyck

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