Is third party code included in langtools sources?
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Mon Aug 18 06:27:08 PDT 2008
On 18/08/2008, Yulia Novozhilova <Yulia.Novozhilova at sun.com> wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > The more obvious question for me is why NetBeans needs a fork of this
> > in the first place. The Debian OpenJDK team have already gone through
> > the extensive task of verifying this code legally to package OpenJDK
> > 6, which is now in unstable and testing:
> > Having another copy in another package seems ludicrous and a
> > duplication of existing work.
> There are users who want to use NetBeans but don't want to install openjdk.
> (you can find an example here:
> They already have sun-java6-jdk installed and expect NetBeans to work on
> That is why NetBeans needs a fork of the code included into openjdk.
It doesn't explain why a fork is needed. It just says that NetBeans
has to be able to work against either the langtools from OpenJDK or
the proprietary Sun JDK. As I read it, a fork solution is suggesting
a third alternative, namely to include another different copy of the
langtools for NetBeans.
In short, what is the reason NetBeans can't just work against the
tools.zip in either JDK?
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