Re: Java for PPC on debian ...
On Son, 2002-02-10 at 23:37, Laurent de Segur wrote:
> on 2/10/02 2:00 PM, Jan-Hendrik Palic at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > about several months ago, there were some java debs in incoming, but
> > they were rejected.
> > But now, they aren't there.
> > Where can I find the debs?
> That's right. A while ago, there were some efforts trying to package the jdk
> into deb files for a debian savvy installation and all the benefits
> associated with such a release.
> However, due to major compatibility issues with the mozilla plugin api at
> that time, this work was pushed back to a later time (this is at least the
> impression I got.) Mozilla apis have had the nasty habit of breaking plugin
> code from one release to another which would have been a real pain as debian
> offers multiple releases of mozilla according to the release you are
That problem applied to all architectures, didn't it? So have the i386
debs not been updated either recently?
> As it appears that the mozilla plugin api were frozen in the latest public
> release (of course no guarantee before 1.0), now is the the perfect time to
> resume this work, I suppose.
> I've packaged and tested the latest upgrade for ppc (1.3.1_02b) on the
> blackdown server. The release is not official yet (any time now), but if the
> debian maintainer wants to contact me and work on this, that would be great.
So are you in contact with him?
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast