Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
On Thu, 2005-13-01 at 22:51 +0100, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> >> > Do you understand that a program being interpreted is effectively
> >> > linked to these facilities it uses thru these bindings?
> >> Yes. Which bindings does Eclipse use?
> > I told you. Plenty. And if we're making Eclipse Build-depend on
> > a GPLed version of these, then we're explicitely forcing these bindings
> > to be GPLed.
> Guess what, Eclipse does not have a Build-depends on any GPLd JVM. It
> has a Build-depends on j2sdk1.3 | j2sdk1.4, which are virtual
> packages. Guess what else, Kaffe doesn't provide either of these.
> Surprised? I'm amused.
Which Eclipse packages? The old ones we have in SID now? Irrelevant.
There would have been nothing whatsoever to discuss in such case.
The *new* Eclipse packages that are being prepared now and which we've
been discussing (I already said it in another email, but you must
have crossed yours) have it this way:
Depends: kaffe | java2-runtime
[ From http://kyoto.larvalstage.net/ubuntu/warty/ ]
So a user who does either 'apt-get source eclipse' or 'apt-get install
eclipse' will link (either at compilation time or at runtime) to Kaffe's
Java library, and to Kaffe JVM bindings which are all GPL.
I hope this clarifies _at least_ this issue.
Grzegorz B. Prokopski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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