Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#149 new enhancement

Missing HTML Convert from Distribution

Reported by: wlhartzell Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Next
Component: general Version: 1.6.0-b22 GA
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc:

Description

http://download.oracle.com/auth/otn-pub/java/plugin/converter/1.3.0_02/htmlconv-1_3_0_02.zip.

Oracle has added it to OpenJDK 7 distribution. It is used by several applications. Please check to see if the license for it has changed, and if so include in next release.

Change History (6)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by dmik

What applications do you mean in particular? We don't support OpenJDK 7 at the moment and I see no reasons why it should be included in OpenJDK 6.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 8 years ago by wlhartzell

Replying to dmik:

What applications do you mean in particular? We don't support OpenJDK 7 at the moment and I see no reasons why it should be included in OpenJDK 6.

HTMLconverter has been included in every distribution of Java since 1.1 as an extension. It previously was not included in OpenJDK 1.6 because of its license. Since it is possible that its license has changed, it should be added. I have three applications that depend upon it being there. Adding it to OpenJDK 1.6 is called back porting.

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by dmik

I know how things are called, this is not what I asked you.

I've just briefly checked -- neither OpenJDK6 nor OpenJDK7 (latest tarballs) seems to contain the sources of HTMLConverter. This means that we cannot provide the htmlconverter executable as part of our distribution in the same way it was done in binary Sun Java distributions.

But I see no problems with just using the ZIP you gave a link to directly. It's pretty straight forward (described the readme.txt) and works perfectly well on OS/2.

We may want to provide an .RPM package for thiz ZIP though. So I will leave the ticket open.

PS. Why exactly do you need this tool on OS/2?

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 8 years ago by wlhartzell

Replying to dmik:

I know how things are called, this is not what I asked you.

I've just briefly checked -- neither OpenJDK6 nor OpenJDK7 (latest tarballs) seems to contain the sources of HTMLConverter. This means that we cannot provide the htmlconverter executable as part of our distribution in the same way it was done in binary Sun Java distributions.

But I see no problems with just using the ZIP you gave a link to directly. It's pretty straight forward (described the readme.txt) and works perfectly well on OS/2.

We may want to provide an .RPM package for thiz ZIP though. So I will leave the ticket open.

PS. Why exactly do you need this tool on OS/2?

It converts Java code to HTML as documentation. Is in JDK for that purpose. It is in my Windows 7 Java 1.7 install. It most likely is not released as source, but as a Bin file, free to distribute.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by dmik

And again, you answer a different question, not the one I asked...

According to the docs, htmlconverter converts Java applet code in HTML files so that the Java plugin is used instead. However, we don't have a working Java plugin in OpenJDK 6 for OS/2 (yet) which makes this tool a bit pointless. Hence is my question why you need this on OS/2.

Last edited 8 years ago by dmik (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by diver

  • Milestone changed from Enhanced to Next
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

moving to milestone next, as we should decide if it works with our plugin or not. and if it works we can deliver the app. if it's not working we should close the ticket.

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