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Re: Statistics on non-free usage

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 07:33:56PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > Also, installing java stuff from third party sources is a pain. See for
> > > example the problem with mozilla-cvs and mozilla-snapshot, which you
> > > have to hand fix in the postinst. Also, there is no 1.4 .deb for powerpc
> > > for example.
> > 
> > I'm not sure how this is germane to the discussion.  We've already
> > established that there are no packages of recent Java implementations
> > that we *can* distribute in non-free, so it doesn't affect the question
> > of keeping non-free.
> Well, it establish that third party debian packages are in general of
> lower quality than debian debian packages, even those which are in
> non-free.

No, it sought to establish that certain repositories were of lower

It hasn't even done that; as I have had to use Java from third-party
repositories at work for some time and have not noticed it being any
lower quality that non-free packages in Debian.

The lack of 1.4 for PowerPC is not really germane; Debian doesn't have
it for PowerPC either and Debian doesn't keep non-i386 archs in sync

-- John

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