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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The role of nb-javac (was: Optional modules with GPL dependencies...)
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2016 07:58:32 GMT
On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> ...My understanding (but I'm clueless about NetBeans internals so far) is
> that it's a patched version of the standard javac compiler, that's
> required to build NetBeans.
>
> I suppose it's also required at runtime by the NetBeans Java subsystem. ...

I see that Ate has clarified this at
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-279, thanks!

Quoting from there:

> The nb-javac module is a NetBeans specific fork of the Java JDK Java compiler,
> and is explicitly excluded by Oracle from the NetBeans code donation to Apache.

> The NetBeans optional Java cluster modules (for example the Java Editor) have
> a direct compile and runtime dependency on the nb-javac module
> (api and implementation).

-Bertrand

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