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

E.L. Willighagen egonw at sci.kun.nl
Fri Apr 16 10:18:05 CEST 2004

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On Friday 16 April 2004 09:34, Richard Dale wrote:
> On Friday 16 April 2004 08:02, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> > Anyway, it's of course up to you and the other kdejava developers to
> > decide on this.  In the end, I don't think it matters much, people
> > wanting to use the java bindings will not have too much trouble using
> > gcj/gij, unless they really want to use the latest JDK features, I
> > guess.
> Well I develop on Linux PowerPC which is stuck on jdk 1.3.1, and probably a
> dead port. There's no such thing as latest features for me, and I couldn't
> use any 1.4 specific ones, let alone 1.5.

I've been reading this thread with interest because I hope to get starting 
writing KDE programs too once the kde-java Debian packages are done... 
someone said a few weeks last week or so...

Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Would support of gcj/gij mean that I would no 
longer be able to use Sun JVM at all, or just not all of it?


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