[gobolinux-users] Re: Java and free software

Carlo J. Calica carlo at calica.com
Fri Nov 5 01:10:00 GMT 2004


Mirza wrote:

> Now, this is everlasting Stallman vs. Torvalds debate that leads 
> nowhere, so I will try to get some time to create alternative 012 (or 
> maybe 013) Gobo/Java distro (actually Gobo distro + Java SDK). Java 
> will NOT be pre-installed, only pre-loaded (bundled on same CD) for 
> those who wants it (to avoid legal problems). It will be installable 
> by mouse-click right from the desktop. It is just too bad I will have 
> to back-sync this hack to actual Gobo Javaless Linux with each new 
> release. When I am at that, nVidia driver or flash player could be 
> added also (I don't know how difficult it will be...).
>
A better goal is adding support for extra CDs in the install process.  
At that point, you can provide a 2nd ISO image and have no back-sync 
issue.  Extra points for making a tool to ease creation of these 
supplemental CDs.



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