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Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 14:47:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Mark Wielaard <mark at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 10:54 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:03 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:
>> > 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).
> You seem to confuse the icedtea/openjdk developer community with a
> distribution project for end users. We facilitate and work together with
> the distribution projects, like openscg and the various GNU/Linux
> distributions. So they can provide an "all-in-one" package that can be
> installed and that provides everything in one big thing if users want
> that. Including a free web browser plug-in, and Java WebStart. The
> separation of source code is just a convenient way for developers to
> work on and collaborate on the code together.

That´s all I care abonut. as long as distros provide a way to install
the whole of java (openjdk JRE with browser plug-in and java web
start) in a single step and with a single package name, that´s fine by

What I only feared is that the user would have to

"Install openjdk" and then "install icedtea-plugin" and then "install

Having different package names IS confusing. That´s all I wanted to say.

The rest (different repositories and the reasons for that) is
perfectly fine by me, as long as that differentiation is only for
developers, and not end users.

Thanks Mark, by the way.

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