Installing java-gnome on Debian
The following command should install the latest released version of the bindings library:
# apt-get install libjava-gnome-java
This will install the Debian package corresponding to the current release of java-gnome 4.0.x.
Please note: java-gnome is an active and vibrant project; the bug fixes and new code are in the latest release. Older versions are not superior by virtue of having been "out there" longer.
The java-gnome user interface toolkit depends on very modern versions of GLib, GTK, and the other libraries in the GNOME stack. If you have GNOME 2.20.x or newer installed you should have all the necessary prerequisites.
Debian wraps all Java packages as
somewhat to our chagrin,
libjava-gnome-java it is.