[rfk-dev] porters

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:42:06 -0800

begin  Martin Pool  quotation:
> > Kaffe is the *only* free software java runtime.
> That's like saying GNU/Linux is the only free software operating
> system.  Kaffe may be the best known and the one most ready for wide
> use, but it's not the only one.

	Okay, you're right there.

> GNU Classpath isn't capable of running rfk?  That may be true; if so
> it is a bit sad that after ~5 years they haven't got to that point.

	That's the question I was *asking*.

> Really the only "Java is evil" argument that makes sense these days
> is: Sun define the whole game, and so even if all the software is
> free, you're still doing what they want in some sense.  I'm not sure
> if I believe that, but some people do.  Aside from that, like any
> tool, there are things it does well and things it does poorly.

	You could just as easily say that Unix is evil because the
open group control the whole spec etc etc.