Gentoo Archives: gentoo-java

From: "Nico R." <n-roeser@×××.net>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-java] Building an open source NetBeans
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 18:15:01
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-java] Building an open source NetBeans by "Miroslav Šulc (fordfrog)"

Miroslav Šulc (fordfrog) wrote on 2011-05-10:
> first of all, i miss "restrictions report" for netbeans 7.0 :-) that one > is where most of my effort went last months.
Sorry, it seems that I forgot to add that paragraph. %-)
> fast grep for the two > mentioned packages, jnlp-bin and jsr67 shows that 7.0 depends just on > jsr67, jnlp-bin is not needed anymore.
I have not changed which NetBeans modules to install. So netbeans pulls in netbeans-java, which depends on appframework, which tries to install jnlp-bin. :-( dev-java/netbeans-java-7.0 also depends on dev-java/jta:0, which is licensed under sun-bcla-jta, and therefore not free.
> > second, i'd like to know what is the real purpose for getting rid of the > restrictions.
On the one hand, I do not like to have software installed on my system which forbids (for example) reverse-engineering in its license. On the other hand, Gentoo users like to build packages from their source code, and not use pre-bundled binaries.
> i mention this because there are many jars that i cannot > unbundle at all (and some that could be unbundled but we do not have > ebuilds for these yet) and they may be restricted in some way aswell.
I always thought that NetBeans was Freely available, and under non-discriminatory terms. Seems that I was wrong, and that Sun/Oracle is a bit more evil than I thought. ;-)
> > about your jsr67 ebuild, is it the same source as the restricted jsr67 > that we have now or it is different/new package from gentoo point of view?
It used the source which I found for JSR 67, which is licensed under the CDDL. I assume that the binaries provided by Oracle are also built from these sources. I also compared the APIs, and they seemed to be equal. I hope I did everything properly. Someone could help with comparing the APIs of the generated class files a second time. By the way, no need to Cc me, I’m subscribed. Happy coding! -- Nico


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