Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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Amazingly Debian already has debs
by tyrione on Wed 17th May 2006 00:03 UTC
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I've used the make-jpkg script to use 1.5.0_6 but now that Debian has it in Unstable I'll have to see what, if anything is still missing. So far it looks like they've debianized the source tree under such intersting paths as /usr/lib/jvm. Of course it was all once under /usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/

I don't see the actual which is an additional 44MB.

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