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Re: icedtea status?

On Dec 29, 2007 6:04 PM, Arnaud Vandyck <avdyk@debian.org> wrote:

> I don't know how is working on icedtea/openjdk on Debian but AFAIK,
> there are a lot of licenses and they must be all analysed.

doko, are you out there? Are your Ubuntu icedtea packages ready for
Debian or do they need more work? What tasks are remaining?

> Icedtea/OpenJDK will only solve the move to main for x86 and x64
> arches. There is a port from Gary Benson on PowerPC (only in
> interpreter mode at the moment and it's barely usable for applications
> like eclipse) but AFAIK Icedtea/OpenJDK will not run on other arches
> (maybe it can run on sparc but I'm not sure).

IMO main/contrib is a separate issue to portability. There are plenty
of packages in main that only work on one architecture or a few of
them. The powerpc work seems to be released now BTW:


> > In any case it would be nice to have IcedTea in experimental at least.
> IceTea/OpenJDK will not break anything, it could be in unstable.

That would be great.



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