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Re: IcedTea comps.xml patch

On 8/28/07, Thomas Fitzsimmons <fitzsim redhat com> wrote:

I built the first IcedTea packages into Rawhide today.  Here is a
comps.xml patch that would replace GCJ with IcedTea in the Java and Java
Development groups, as well as install the plugin by default.  I'm
posting the patch mainly for discussion purposes.  It will not work for
ppc and ppc64 spins since IcedTea is currently only available on x86 and
x86_64.  Should we stick with GCJ as the default for Fedora 8 or switch
to IcedTea on the platforms on which it is available?

Awesome!  A free Java ^H IcedTea in the distribution is a huge milestone and I think you're massively understating here how cool it is =)
Anyways, I think it would be bizarre to hold back IcedTea because it doesn't work on ppc.  Previous discussion on the list seemed to come down fairly strongly to that less than 1% of users[1] shouldn't hold back 99%.

[1] c.f. http://smolt.fedoraproject.org/

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