Plugin Arch. for KDevelope 2.0

Bernd Gehrmann bernd at
Mon Aug 6 07:45:37 UTC 2001

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Richard Dale wrote:

> On Thu, 02 Aug 2001, you wrote:
> > On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Sandy Meier wrote:
> > > To come to a conclusion on this issue. Until we change our license model (a 
> > > GPL'ed KDevelop), it is allowed to distribute C/C++ plugins only under GPL or 
> > > compatible licenses (LGPL,X11 and so on.). For Java we don't have a solution 
> > > yet. Richard maybe? 
> > > If no one objects this will be the "official" position for the next time. ok?
> > The problem with this interpretation is that we already have a
> > plugin (namely the java one) which links GPL code with a proprietary
> > library, namely libjvm.
> Only because of my ineptitude with autoconf :-). The java macros you can get
> from the autoconf site always look for open source Kaffe first for 'political
> reasons' (according to program comments). So I would certainly like to improve
> the KDE macro that looks for Java stuff, including libjvm, so that it looks for
> open source resources first.  I don't know what Kaffe calls its libs yet, but it
> should be easy to have the choice to link against both.

Ah good, I didn't know that vm's are compatible on that level.

BTW, there is an article about writing Java programs with Qt in the
magazine freeX. German only I think...


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