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Thierry Carrez
Day Saturday
Room AW1.125
Capacity 76
Start time 15:00
End time 15:20
Duration 00:20
Track Free Java devroom

Why Linux Distributions Hate Java

While it is being used by a lot of open source developers, Java is a second-class citizen in most Linux distributions.

This is not really due to the language itself, but is more a conflict between two ecosystems. This presentation will explain in detail the two main reasons why distribution developers generally hate Java: binary library bundling and source dependency inflation. We'll also see that there seem to be no painless solution out of this situation and that the position of the two ecosystems will have to evolve if we want to fix this issue.

Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (AW1.125):

When Event Track
15:20-15:40 The Java Packaging Nightmare Free Java
15:40-16:00 Guide to Packaging for Developers Free Java
16:25-16:30 What Makes IcedTea Tick? Free Java