[Kde-bindings] Re: [Kde-java] Should we ditch support for Sun's JDK in favour of Free Software?

Dominique Devriese dominique.devriese at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri Apr 16 08:45:34 CEST 2004

Adrian Petru Dimulescu writes:

> On Thursday 15 April 2004 20:37, Richard Dale wrote:
>> Lets all move to gcj, what is the point of supporting Sun's stuff
>> unless we're paid - we don't need them?

> I am not very sure it would still be possible to use Eclipse in
> order to develop KDEJava apps. That may render KDEJava less
> attractive to some people (me included :)


> Otherwise, I think tighter integration with gcj can only help,
> especially at autotools level. 

How do you mean ?

> From my point of view, developing with the JDK runtime and
> distributing the compiled binaries would be ideal

Why ?

> -- that is, until an opensource jdk becomes standard part of any
>    distribution.

Most distributions ship gij, gcj and fastjar, and these can be argued
to form a more or less complete JDK, no ?


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