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From usman bashir <grip...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Intro to Classpath
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 08:15:48 GMT
And i ll add one thing more!
 when u get it up, you will see many more alternative implementations will 
be sumbited to harmony, so let me dream for that :) and it is what we called 
power of OSS.
 i mean actually in future we can then replace the implementation of such 
API's which are based on Service Provider interfaces could be avialable as 
alternative bases.

 On 5/17/05, Sven de Marothy <sven@physto.se> wrote: 
> 
> On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 11:46 -0300, Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
> > I'm wondering, some parts of the JDK seens to be product features and 
> not a
> > standard. For examples, the sound system should use arts, esd or alsa (I
> > believe Sun support the last 2). The printing system should support 
> cups,
> > lprng or both?
> 
> Such matters are of course not part of the Java spec and are completely
> up to the implementation. There would be no point in having a Java API
> for these things if a certain underlying API was required.
> 
> > The same goes for the crypto algorithms on the pack.
> 
> No. Although parts of crypto (like so much of the newer APIs) is behind
> a Service Provider Interface, you still want to provide everything Sun
> does, because applications will expect those algorithms to be available.
> 
> While I'm not sure this is required for strict-TCK compatibility, it is
> certainly a compatibility issue for real-world apps.
> 
> /Sven
> 
> 


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