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Daily Dose - Will NetBeans Have to Remove JUnit?

01.18.2011
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NetBeans Platform Architect Jaroslav Tulach recently posted some surprising news on the JUnit Yahoo Group.  "We have new lawyers," he said, and they're concerned about the JUnit license—the Common Public License, which is a bit dated in Tulach's opinion.  The NetBeans developers are holding back the next release and are prepared to remove JUnit from the IDE if the JUnit developers can't add a second license (Tulach suggest the EPL) or replace the CPL.  JUnit is a crucial piece for Java development Tulach said, and it would be silly not to have it in the standard installation, but that's what could happen.

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