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Re: GCC-3.3 and OO.org



Hi,

It is not possible to compile the java bits of OOo right now with a
non-Sun Java solution.  Kaffe is the closes some have gotten (Debian
project) but there are still major issues with it.  Compiling OOo with
gcj would require major patching because gcj is not set up like the Sun
JDK, which OOo expects to find.

At this point, I don't have the resources nor the time to make building
with either Kaffe or gcj a priority.  There is ongoing work in this area
however.

As you suggest, the alternative would be to allow individuals to compile
with Java support, using the Red Hat SRPM.  This should not be too hard
to do, provided the Sun JDK is in its standard place.  I expect a simple
variable switch at the beginning of the specfile would be all that a
user would need to set to compile with Java support in OOo.  That I
could do in the near future.

Dan

On Fri, 2003-10-10 at 16:51, Paul Nasrat wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 04:39:53PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> 
> > OOo 1.1 packages shipped from Red Hat ship with Java support disabled,
> > since Red Hat does not ship the Sun JDK or JRE.  I use patches from the
> > Debian project to accomplish this.  Most anything relating to Java in
> > OOo (ie DocBook XML filters, JDBC support, etc) will not work as
> > expected.
> 
> Hmm, is there any way to sub-package java stuff, the rhug group seems to have
> gotten pretty far with quite a lot of packages (they've hit tarroon),
> plus it is still possible to compile stuff with gcj/jikes/etc. 
> 
> Sadly java distribution is problematic, but if we can put things into
> Fedora Extras or JPackage which require a bit more user interaction
> (dowloading binaries after clickthrough) it might be useful/beneficial
> to the end user.
> 
> Paul
> 
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