[kaffe] Build system for kjc / external jars + Jetty/JSP success

Stuart Ballard stuart.ballard at corp.fast.net
Thu Jun 26 13:22:01 PDT 2003

Jim Pick wrote:
> If Debian and the FSF still have issues, we can produce an additional
> tarball without the Apache stuff.  The additional stuff is primarily a
> convenience for the end users to help satisfy build-time dependencies,
> and distributing it is really optional.

Isn't the problem that Ant itself relies on GPL libraries but is Apache 
licensed, so Debian won't include *that* in main?

If so, I don't see how either including OR not including the tarballs 
helps: Debian will *still* not include Kaffe if it build-depends on 
something that can't be in main, regardless of whether that "something" 
is part of Kaffe's tarball or an external dependency.

It's KDE's dark ages all over again :(


PS I'm guessing, but don't know for sure, that the reason why Ant is in 
debian/contrib while KDE couldn't be shipped at all is that Ant can 
actually be legally shipped by using *non-free* components instead of 
the GPL ones, while there was no non-conflicting alternative for KDE's 
Qt requirement.

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