Re: [ITA] Turkey: looking for a sponsor
> Hello Cesare,
> I'm not a DD so I can't offer to sponsor you. However there are plenty
> of DDs on the debian-java list who might be able to help (I've CCed that
OK, thanks for the head-up.
> I used to use turkey to generate filler text so I'm glad it has
> found someone to look after it. Does Ubuntu currently just sync this
> package with Debian?
Yes, but the new patch diverges a little bit (unless I or somebody else
can sync back from Debian).
> A couple of questions:
> * Can it still be *built* using free Java implementations?
Indeed. Even with my patch it is still built with the free
implementation. The JAVA JVM is only needed at runtime, and only for the
> * Can you still use its command line interface with a free Java
> runtime (I'm pretty sure this is possible).
> If so then maybe it should stay in main - what's everybody else's opinion?
I have actually considered to have sun-java6 as a recommended or even
suggested dependency only, but in Ubuntu is just simpler to have it in
multiverse (its our non-free).
> There's a Debian Java Packaging team that you might find useful:
> You might want to have a look at this FAQ:
> or some of these documents:
Thanks to you. Now I have something to keep me busy for the next couple
of hours :-)
'I think, if you want thousands, you've got to fight for one.' (Small