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Re: Java status for FC4?



On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 19:13, Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 05:05, Tadej JaneÅ wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I noticed a bunch of new Java packages added to rawhide on 6th of
> > November, so the following question came to my mind:
> > Is FC4 geared towards full scale Java adoption?
> > How does that relate to the jpackage efforts (which are more
> > distro-independent, I think)?
> > 
> 
> They are the same as upstream jpackages, with some modifications to make
> them work on gcj.
> 
> After installing Fedora Core 3, issue the following command:
> 
> yum install java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel
> 
> This will install java-1.4.2-gcj-compat, java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel and
> ecj (the Eclipse Java compiler).  These packages should have been part
> of the default install, but instead you have to install them manually,
> after the fact.  They'll be part of the default install in FC4.
> 
> These packages install wrapper scripts that make ecj and gij behave in a
> very similar way to javac and java, and also make these tools
> jpackage-compatible.  Once they're installed, you should be able to
> install upstream jpackages smoothly, without the need to install a
> proprietary JVM.
> 

Thanks, this explains a lot.

> > Lastly, new packages also include Java bindings for gtk, libgnome,
> > libglade and gconf, so does that mean we can expect desktop applications
> > written in Java being added to FC in the future?
> > 
> 
> The Java-GNOME bindings will ship with FC4.  We may also ship some
> applications that use the bindings, possibly in Fedora Extras.
> 

I'm already looking forward to see the new Fedora Extras up and running
:)

Regards,
tadej

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