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Dr Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Nov 3 16:17:01 UTC 2010
On 3 November 2010 00:49, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
> <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> 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.
>> Andrew :-)
>> Free Java Software Engineer
>> Red Hat, Inc. (http://www.redhat.com)
> 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) ??.
There are a number of legal issues with doing this and no advantages.
In fact, it would probably make development on the plugin & NetX even
slower than it was as part of IcedTea.
> Why confuse the users with yet-another-package name? What´s the
> rationale for "splitting" the plug-in into "Icedtea" which AFAIK is
> redundant and useless in spite of the availability of OpenJDK?.
See my other mail; IcedTea is what you've been using already in your
favourite GNU/Linux distribution.
> Just thinking aloud...
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