the Java crawl
Posted Mar 29, 2005 0:42 UTC (Tue) by mgb
In reply to: the Java crawl
Parent article: Java fallout: OpenOffice.org 2.0 and the FOSS community (NewsForge)
> And since FC4 is supposed to come with Extras pre-configured ...
There's no FC4t1 Extras as such. Some FC3 Extras were dumped in a development tree which may one day become FC4 Extras but they were incomplete last time I checked and weren't even recompiled to work with FC4.
If Extras were maintained and integrated and tested - but just not shipped on the CD's - there would be much less of a problem. As it is, Extras are distinctly fourth-class citizens.
If one accepts that some applications have to be relegated to Extras, where is the sense in relegating stable applications to make way for pre-alpha Java apps? Would it not make more sense to put the Java stuff in a separate repository or CD?
Koffice, Abiword, and Gnumeric are needed on-CD to convert office workers to open source. The few developers that want to use Eclipse are quite capable of downloading it. Where is the sense in putting Eclipse on CD and relegating valuable office apps?
As for OOo, it's been my main office app for two years now. I hate the way they're cramming Java into it. Don't know yet whether I'll settle on Abiword or Kword.
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