[Mageia-dev] Java-Policy first draft published

Farfouille farfouille64 at laposte.net
Wed Jan 12 20:49:22 CET 2011

Le 12/01/2011 17:45, Frank Griffin a écrit :
> 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....
I propose to keep the restriction, but to allow some exception, mainly blockbuster like
Eclipse and Netbeans in order to build an appealing distro.

Do you know other softwares that are worth to be exception ?

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