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Re: OpenJDK / IcedTea is ###p





On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:


Fedora does not support proprietary software. If you want it, you're on your
own. Fedora won't install it for you, you'll have to do it yourself. But
Sun Java is one of the least needed pieces of proprietary software now that
we have OpenJDK/IcedTea.

The JDK is GPL AFAIK, and the JDK includes de JRE. So why can´t  Fedora package it for the repository?. Just curious.

2006 - GNU/LInux distros get OK to distribute Java
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3048

Sun woos linux distros with bundle deals
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/28/sun_open_source_software_distros/

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For me, IcedTea is useless, not a single JavaFX demo is able to run on it.

http://javafx.com/samples/

FC


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