[kaffe] "Hall of Shame" suggestion

Stuart Ballard 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
NetReach, Inc.
(215) 283-2300, ext. 126

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