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Re: About java virtual dependencies and provides and the Java


Michael Koch said:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:17:13PM +0100, Matthew Johnson wrote:
>> On Wed May 21 22:06, Michael Koch wrote:
>> > Debian supports only Java 5+ compatible runtimes in unstable.
>> Almost compatible
>> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=35020 (amongst others)
> Thats a small bug that doesn't change the whole picture.
But is really the whole picture that many java programs don't need to rely
on Sun's (or other certified) JRE to work properly? I try at regular
intervals and FreeMind and SimplyHTML still don't work properly with GCI;
we read recently that there were issues with Azureus.
So, I still think that we need to make the difference between free and
complete implementations, and the original issue, which wasn't answered,
is that the Java policy needs to be updated, and packages be adapted, best
before complete freeze.


> Cheer,
> Michael
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