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Re: Java missing again?

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Arnaud Vandyck wrote:
| Tue, 7 Dec 2004 08:51:40 -0500,
| Gregory Seidman <gsslist+debian@anthropohedron.net> wrote:
|>Has anyone thought to port/extend java-package to work with the IBM PPC
|>JDK? I've used it with great success on Sun's JDK distributions on
x86. I'm
|>afraid I don't actually undestand it well enough to modify it, though.
| Hi Gregory, you'd better spend your energy in free runtimes ;-)
~    Many of us are eager for the free runtimes to catch up (and
beginning to get involved), but if you need to do many of the tasks a
typical Java developer would need, i.e. to run Eclipse to work on a J2EE
project, a full-blown 1.4 JDK is a necessity.  I had posted a question
similar to this about making a dummy package for PPC on the debian-java
list[0] on December 12th.
~    With the recent flurry of posts about the need to use the IBM JDK,
wouldn't it make sense to enhance java-package to provide an option for
PPC folks, even it is a "bridge technology" of sorts while free java
catches up?

[0] - http://lists.debian.org/debian-java/2004/12/msg00009.html

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