[arch-dev-public] Java on archlinux

Simo Leone simo at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 29 18:07:15 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 01:52:37PM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > Didn't realize this discussion was going to get into Sun JDK/JRE. Since they
> > are free, and still provide the best compatibility around, I don't see why
> > we should drop them.
> >
> > Has anyone found circumstances in which the Sun JDK and JRE have been
> > inadequate for their Java needs? I recognize that it's possible that one day
> > OpenJDK will actually lead the pack, given the way the Java world is moving,
> > but I don't think that day is yet, and generally prefer to be using the
> > reference JVM wherever possible.
> Whoa! I'm with Paul here. This was never meant to be the free software
> crusade. When we become Debian I will find myself a new distro.
What Paul and Dan said. As a sidenote, I use Java for work and have a
vested interest in keeping Sun's official implemenation in the
repos. If no one else wants to maintain it, I will, because I have a
reason to.

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