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

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Fri Apr 16 11:18:53 CEST 2004


On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 23:16, Adrian Petru Dimulescu wrote:
> 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 :)

It should be possible. I got it working a while ago with gcj/gij and
java-gnome, plus a special "eclipse-gnome-wizard". So I don't think
there is anything that prevents it from working together with KDE

The only real problem I see with Eclipse today (besides keeping the free
runtimes up to date with the latest libraries/eclipse builds) is that
they distribute it under a GPL-incompatible license (the CPL) which
prevents all kinds of intereesting mix-and-match with code from other
free software projects. There were actually SWT-QT bindings created once
to make Eclipse better integrate in a KDE/QT environment. But (as
mentioned in the latest interview with TrollTech) they cannot distribute
that because of the GPL/CPL-incompatibility :{


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