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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

"Grzegorz B. Prokopski" <gadek@debian.org> writes:
> 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:
> Build-depends: kaffe
> 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.

Can you clarify one more?  Is Eclipse then just building as
well-specified JVM code, or is it linking against GPL'd class
libraries as well?  I don't actually know whether Kaffe is a JVM or
also includes the rest of the Java runtime environment.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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