[kaffe] "Hall of Shame" suggestion
sballard at netreach.com
Wed Mar 31 09:43:01 PST 2004
I saw on the Kaffe website that there's a "Hall of Shame" section, which
is planned to include places where Kaffe performs particularly badly.
I can think of another use for such a page as well: Documenting
Free/Open Source applications that *actively* refuse to stop using
private sun.* and com.sun.* APIs and thus will never work (fully) on Kaffe.
Doing this would serve two useful purposes:
- Documenting the fact that it's not Kaffe's fault that this application
won't run, or doesn't have all its features working.
- Provide *bad* publicity for projects that do this - and therefore
provide some leverage to persuade the projects that they should change
their behavior. "You're in our hall of shame - we'll take you off if you
fix this". People unrelated to Kaffe might also see projects there and
independently exert pressure on the maintainers, too.
Stuart Ballard, Senior Web Developer
(215) 283-2300, ext. 126
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