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Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Nov 3 16:17:01 UTC 2010

On 3 November 2010 00:49, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at> 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.
>> --
>> Andrew :-)
>> Free Java Software Engineer
>> Red Hat, Inc. (
> 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...
> FC

Andrew :-)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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