more java packages in ubuntu

Magnus Therning magnus at
Tue Jun 28 17:05:37 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 05:58:36PM +0800, Steve Torrefranca wrote:
>i have seen eclipse in breezy and j2sdk1.5 (java5) in hoary which is
>great news for java developers.
>who maintains these java packages?  is there a particular group that
>does this so we can submit our suggestions and comments?
>for instance:
>1. j2sdk1.5 is very new and a lot of java developers don't use it yet
>because of new stuff that sun added into it like java generics and
>developers prefer 1.4 (which can be downloaded also to
>avoid a parade of warnings.
>2. maybe it would be a good idea to include eclipse ver 3.1 too and
>some of its plugins?
>3. other free IDEs will help like Netbeans.
>4. apache tomcat and jboss?
>i am not trying to be lazy here or i don't want people telling me
>download it yourself.

I guess restrictions on re-distribution is the main reason why you are
told to download it yourself.

I think it's a brilliant, and simple enough solution to have a package
containing tools for building a java-sdk package that you can install.

The instructions may overwhelm newbies a bit, but maybe they can be
written in a simpler way... Especially
reads a bit difficult at the moment.


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