GNU Classpath is full API compatible with JDK 1.0!

Tom von Schwerdtner tomvons at
Mon Nov 15 23:09:23 CST 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 00:50:53 +0000, Rui Tiago Matos
<tiagomatos at> wrote:
> I think this is great news! And the 1.1 API is almost there too.
> Now with some backing from Red Hat (their costumers are demanding it I
> guess) I think that free (as in freedom) Java will be a reality not
> too far ahead. What about Ubuntu picking this project too and really
> help free java progress faster? I know yous guys are supporting
> Python, but this could only be a Good Thing(TM).

In case anyone has questions on "endorsing" Java in the pythonic world
of Ubuntu:

1) Java and Python generally solve different problems

2) Supporting Python does not mean we cannot support or showcase other
Open Source technologies.

Though I don't personally care for Java, I think this would be good for Ubuntu.


Tom von Schwerdtner
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