[Kaffe] can the classpath project be used with Kaffe.
gback at cs.utah.edu
Tue Feb 9 22:33:36 PST 1999
> The (admittedly unlikely) scenario is not the only one that
> distinguishes Classpath from Kaffe's Libs. Just as Transvirtual wishes
> to stop use of the Kaffe VM code in competing proprietary commercial
> VMs, the GPL on the Kaffe libs mean that the Kaffe lib can't be used as
> part of a competing proprietary runtime. So by the same logic that you
> conclude that Japhar and Kaffe server a different need, you must also
> conclude that Classpath and Kaffe's libs serve a different need, since
> Classpath can be used in a commercial Java runtime.
Okay, I think I see what you're getting at.
Let's follow that discussion for a while because the only thing that
excites nerds more than Microsoft bashing is discussions about the
Say you wrote your own java.beans, but you would want to use Kaffe's
java.io/java.lang. Or you wrote your own java.beans, but you would want
to use classpath's java.io+lang.
So you have two combos:
a) your java.beans/kaffe's java.io+lang
b) your java.beans/classpath's java.io+lang.
What you're saying is that you could keep your java.beans proprietary
in scenario b), but not in a)?
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