Package Details: bluej 4.1.2-1

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Package Base: bluej
Description: An integrated Java environment specifically designed for introductory teaching
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Licenses: GPL2, custom, BSD, MIT, Apache, LGPL2.1, CPL
Submitter: zerathidune
Maintainer: chetgurevitch
Last Packager: chetgurevitch
Votes: 74
Popularity: 0.299306
First Submitted: 2007-11-19 19:23
Last Updated: 2017-12-05 01:47

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chetgurevitch commented on 2017-07-12 02:48

@Niklas as noted on the arch wiki [1] java packages do not need to be compiled from source. The debian package is also the smallest download and the script included is a useful reference for what arguments to run the program with.

Also on that note there was a new argument added to said launch script in this release which resolves some extension issues, however it also causes the program to crash when attempting to open a web link. The issue has already been resolved for the next bluej release so I'll add that argument to my launch script when BlueJ 4.1.1 is released.


Niklas commented on 2017-06-19 18:57

BlueJ is open-source, why is it just repackaged from a pre-built Debian package when it can be built with the source code?

chetgurevitch commented on 2017-06-06 18:56

Updated to BlueJ 4.0.1, tons of under the hood changes to align with packaging standards.

saulhidalgoaular commented on 2017-04-09 02:01

Update for 4.0.1

# Maintainer: PyroPeter <abi1789 @ googlemail . com>
# Contributor: DarkHeart <>
# Contributor: Saul Hidalgo <>
pkgdesc="An integrated Java environment specifically designed for introductory teaching"
license=('GPL2' 'BSD')
depends=('sh' 'java-runtime' 'java-environment')

package() {
cd "$srcdir"
bsdtar -x -f "bluej-dist.jar"
mkdir -p "$pkgdir"/usr/share/{java,bluej}
cp -r lib "$pkgdir/usr/share/java/bluej"
cp -r examples "$pkgdir/usr/share/bluej/"
install -Dm644 LICENSE.txt "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/bluej/license.txt"
install -Dm644 THIRDPARTYLICENSE.txt "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/bluej/thirdpartylicense.txt"
install -Dm644 bluej.desktop "$pkgdir/usr/share/applications/bluej.desktop"
install -Dm755 bluej "$pkgdir/usr/bin/bluej"

Simple-MindedMe commented on 2016-11-18 14:17

Thank you for maintaining Bluej, it has made college so much easier to have this program on my laptop.

fheday commented on 2016-03-24 10:09

Updated to Bluej 3.1.7. Fixed a SVN bug plus minor bugfixes

fheday commented on 2015-04-14 13:06

Updated to BlueJ 3.1.5, now also compatible with Rasbperry Pi 2

fheday commented on 2014-11-21 16:57

Updated to BlueJ 3.1.4, now also compatible with Raspberry Pi and with GPIO capabilities.

pyropeter commented on 2014-08-04 14:47

@shogoki: I disowned it. Have fun.

fheday commented on 2014-08-01 19:25

pyropeter, I am interested in adopting this package.

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