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Re: icedtea status?

On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 12:29:58AM +0930, Paul Wise wrote:
> 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:
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2008-January/000821.html
> > > 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.

I work on icedtea package currently. There are some issues taht I can
hopefully sort out this week.


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