[Live-demo] UbuntuGIS - Google Summer of Code - packaging Java based OSGeo applications

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 01:51:14 PDT 2013


can you give some extra info on the JAI tightening?

Anyway even without JAI changes we should really consider whether our
first focus should not be to get rid of this NON FREE/NON OPENSOURCE
library. I don't think people using the live dvd are aware of this
problematic license. JAI is in fact under two licenses: the Java
research license and the java advanced imaging distribution license
The first one is not possible for our live dvd, since we distribute
JAI:  "Research Use expressly
excludes use or distribution for direct or indirect commercial
(including strategic) gain or advantage."

So do we really want to have programs on our live dvd using the JDL?

I think this is a discussion that should be done prior to deciding
whether we should spend more time and efforts on java packaging, since
most "open source" java projects rely on this library.


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Cameron:
>> I think the key thing we are looking for is an understanding of what
>> needs to be done to package java applications - something like a HOWTO
>> or similar, such that other projects can follow your footsteps.
>> Probably the best way to achieve this start packaging one of the
>> projects.
> it's not really a question of how to do it at a basic level, it's more
> a question of how to do it properly in light of the java traditions
> of everyone self-bundling requirements with a few tweaks here and
> there, which is in conflict with the packaging needs of sharing
> libraries as much as possible. A side effect of Oracle tightening up
> on the JAI license terms is that it forces the FOSS Java projects not
> to use it, which (somewhat ironically) helps the packaging effort in
> the long run.
> from that perspective a first step of packaging java apps is to identify
> the common jars and package those (from source, no blobs) first.
> there are geo-java apps already in the main repositories (e.g. josm)
> which could perhaps be used as a model?
> see also this thread:
>   http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.gis/month=20110201
> there are other highly-relevant old threads but I'm stuggling with
> the older "pkg-grass at alioth" DebianGIS archives right now since they
> aren't indexed on Gmane yet..
> regards,
> Hamish
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