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Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 13:54:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:03 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:
> On 11/03/2010 09:17 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 21:49 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
>>> <gnu_andrew at> wrote:
>>>> Our Free plugin and Web Start implementation have now been split out
>>>> into the icedtea-web project which should see its first independent
>>>> release soon.  We'd certainly be interested in seeing this ported to
>>>> other platforms.
>>> Why not make it part of OpenJDK, so the user only has to install
>>> openJDK to get a fully functional java installation ? (both JRE and
>>> browser plug-in and Java Web Start) ??.
>> Having independent parts in independent repositories does help with
>> parallel development sometimes. It isn't much different from having
>> separate hg trees in a forest. Of course if you want to provide a full
>> free java implementation you have to combine them for your users.
>> Everybody is free to do that when they create a distribution, and that
>> is what the GNU/Linux distos do for their icedtea/openjdk packages.
> That's right.
> I'm not at all convinced that there is any benefit in having Java
> install in one enormous lump.  If I had my way the installation would
> be much more fine-grained, and with the development of Project Jigsaw
> it seems clear that this is the way things are headed.

I disagree strongly. You´re thinking as a developer. I´m thinking as
an end-user.

In the windows world, people are told to "download and install Java"
(the JRE) and it´s a single package, a single process.

Likewise, in the Linux world, I´d expect a

apt-get install openjdk

To produce a full, working installation of Java, just as in Windows,
(JRE, web browser plug-in, and Java WebStart).


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