[kaffe] kaffe/jikes makes incompatible code for jdk1.3?

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Thu Aug 5 03:00:53 PDT 2004

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 23:48, Arnaud Vandyck wrote:

>>  If the problem could not be solved soon, it means we'll have to build
>>  servlet with non-free JDK again!
>>  It means libservlet2.3-java back to contrib!
> Why? It isn't a bug with any of the free main runtimes. And it seems a 
> upgrade of the non-free proprietary runtime that this person is using
> would solve the issue.

I tend to agree with Mark on that. If it's a problem with some code 
outside debian (i.e. the JDK), then it shouldn't be necessary to kick 
packages out of main to acommodate for problems in non-free software :)

But then, I tend to view the JDK like the Netscape Navigator: it was 
great that it was around, but after a while it was less and less needed, 
since free software alternatives made it unnecessary for free operating 
systems. :)

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