[arch-dev-public] Java on archlinux

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 29 17:42:20 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 2:20 AM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 10:47 +0200, Andreas Radke wrote:
>> +1 from me. Most work seems to done already in the AUR packages.
>> But then we should also drop providing SUN's jre/jdk in extra.
>> Let's support only free software. Let's put SUN stuff back to AUR.
>> That
>> also solves probable license issues.
> Both JRE/JDKs are compatible with eachother. The licensing of Sun
> JRE/JDK is "free" also due to the distribution license they put on it.
> This means we can distribute it with our distribution for free. This
> means there's no licensing issue, so we're allowed to have it in the
> repositories, either extra or community.
> I don't know what the current maintainer thinks about keeping JDK/JRE,
> but if he insists on keeping it, we'll keep it. If he decides to drop
> it, we'll drop it and place it in community.

I'll keep doing my poor job maintaining JDK/JRE but I still think it
should probably be around.


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