Debian Bug report logs - #342200
argouml new upstream 0.24

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Package: argouml; Maintainer for argouml is (unknown);

Reported by: "Aldous D. Penaranda" <>

Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 07:18:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 356923, 445119, 454911

Found in versions argouml/0.19.6-2, argouml/0.19.6-2.1

Done: Sandro Tosi <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Hi all,

Michael Koch wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:44:08PM -0300, Javier Kohen wrote:
>>Could you please share with us the reasons for not closing this bug, in other words, why we don't yet have the latest version of ArgoUML in Debian? Namely, is it because of personal reasons, lack of motivation, etc., or because said version has known fatal bugs?
> Arccording to argouml doesnt
> run with free Java runtimes yet. This lowers the motivation for working
> it a lot. We want to move all Java packages to the Debian main section.
> this can only be done when a package can be built and run with purely
> free software. To help with this you can e.g. test argouml with free
> runtimes and report bugs to upstream so they can fix it. then when these
> fixes enter Debian we can reconsider argouml and update it.

Well, I am basically interested in argouml so I did a little research
on the new upstream some time ago.

The main problem is that they - don't ask me why - they started to use
netbeans stuff for the uml model implementation. The problem is that
netbeans stuff is licensed under the SPL alone which with a quick
google search is likely to be undistributable by debian.

So the first thing before a new upstream version will enter debian
is to check if there is a clear status for the SPL with debian-legal.
Thats something which still has to be done. And I have currently no
time for some legal discussions.


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