Will Webstart be integrated in OpenJDK?

Mario Torre neugens at limasoftware.net
Wed Sep 10 23:50:55 UTC 2008

Il giorno mer, 10/09/2008 alle 23.27 +0100, Andrew John Hughes ha

> was seeing this used as a tool for patch approval during the
> AWT/Swing/Java2D discussion Mario
> mentions.  A Free project being dependent on a proprietary test suite

You are completely right of course, and I totally support Mark reply to
that same post.

I want to add one thing though. The requirement for our code to pass the
JCK is because they want (oh, let's say we want) to include it into the
mainline, that is, Java(TM), not "just" OpenJDK. There is a big
difference in the two things, despite the code is in fact the same
(minus really minor things of course).

I'm not saying that this is ok, because I still find it odd, but I can
understand it. Despite this, I will not run the JCK without asking first
legal advice (its click through is really scaring!), but I don't care if
others do.

Finally, including the code into mailing is much more important to me
than fixing the issue with who has to run the JCK (again, I'm not saying
this is not an important issue that has to be fixed), because we are
external developers (well... ehm... at least so far... :) and this is
really a big change that can have much more impact on the way things
will work in the future, so let's do things one at a time.

Mario, who really wants to go to sleep now, as it was a long day...

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