[Mageia-dev] Java-Policy first draft published

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Wed Jan 12 17:45:23 CET 2011

Michael Scherer wrote:
> Le mercredi 12 janvier 2011 à 11:24 -0500, Frank Griffin a écrit :
>> The bit about pre-packaged JARs may cause trouble.
> That's the same issue for everything.
> Shipping binary jar given by upstream tarball cause trouble because you 
> 1) cannot patch them in case of bug
> 2) cannot see how and what was compiled 
> That's not very free software friendly, and I think we should refuse
> that.
Granted, but unless every free software project migrates to Maven, you'd
be refusing a lot of popular apps.   

In theory, the packager of such an application could create
supplementary packages for the specific versions of included JARs and
build them first from source.  But for something like NetBeans or
Eclipse, that's going to be a lot of work....

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