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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Kaffe ZipOutputStream problem
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2001 13:02:54 GMT
Takashi Okamoto <> wrote:

> I post a patch for Kaffe problem at ZipOutputStream.

Thanks. But you know this is a bug in Kaffee, not in Ant, right?

> Most of Java project in GNU guarantee their software work with
> Kaffe and Japhar.

A guarantee like this is very hard to give. I'm not aware that any
committer here is using either one - and personally I'd hesitate to
add yet another VM on my poor little Linux box.

Supporting Kaffee or Japhar is fine, but I wouldn't want to tie us to
them. How would we ever make the transition to Java > 1.1?

> Open Source Software *should not depend on* not open source
> software.

So we disagree.

> (maybe there are unavoidable case (ex. using Swing), but these case
> aren't so)

Uhm, any reason, why you couldn't replace Swing with an open source


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