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Re: Java status?



Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> 2008/7/4 Andrew Haley <aph redhat com>:
> 
> [skipped]
> 
>>> I'm interested because some packages still built with GCJ, and I'm
>>> curious why they still not rebuild with (for example) OpenJDK?
> 
>> Why not?
> 
> Is it the only reason?

They already build perfectly well with gcj, so I can't see anything
to be gained by changing them.

>>> Another question - what's the future of GCJ/ECJ in Fedora? Will they
>>> be superseded by OpenJDK?
> 
>> It's a big job to answer all that.  Ultimately it will be limited
>> by the number of people available to do the work, and we're trying
>> to plan all that.  Be aware that full OpenJDK support is only
>> available on a few platforms, so there are gaps to fill.
> 
> What gaps?

Most non-x86 platforms.  We have an interpreter-only port of OpenJDK for
other platforms, which works well but is rather slow.

Andrew.


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