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Using Free JVM implementations (was: Re: debian-user-digest Digest V2005 #3025)

On Dec 23 2005, Daniel Webb wrote:
> Yeah, Java yuck.  I agree.  There are two programs that are so good it
> was worth it to me to install Java: jabref and jbidwatcher.  They are
> both the best in their area.  Jbidwatcher is a Ebay auction manager,
> and it is fantastic.

I will check jabref, but, currently, the Emacs mode for keeping,
sanitizing, sorting etc references in bibtex format already does more
than what I need.

On the other hand, and this is my main point here, have you tried using
one of the Free JVM implementations that are already packaged in Debian?

Some good starting points would be to try kaffe, sablevm or gij.

> I use the nonfree Blackdown packages from stable:

It would be better to avoid non-free software (speaking as one of the
maintainers of vrms), of course.

If you have problems running your applications with some of the Free
JVMs, then please let the maintainers (or upstream) know about that.
They will surely appreciate to know which programs don't already work
with their implementation.

(Or if it is just a matter of having a few more classes implemented in
GNU Classpath).

Regards, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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