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Peter B. West wrote:
> Don't worry about it. Debate is not a dirty word, as far as I'm concerned.
> However, I am concerned that support for J5 is held up by what, to me,
> are completely peripheral concerns. I've read the Stallman "philosophy"
> about the Java Trap, and I put it on a par with his contributions to the
> Bitkeeper debate. I'm using Java 5 *now*, and I'm a new convert to
> Gentoo. I looks as though I'm better off abandoning ebuilds for Java
> apps and development tools, and going back to the manual maintenance I
> was using under FC3.
Well the java herd always needs more people improving the ebuilds. There
are 151 ebuilds in the dev-java category and only a few active devs. So
please instead of going the manual way, file bugs at bugs.gentoo.org.
> In case you're wondering, I use J5 for open source development.
I don't think there are any problems using J5 for development at the
moment. Just don't use it as the system vm. Of course installing masked
packages can make users a little unconfortable.
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