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Re: java, possible to package the gcj aot stuff separately ?



Caolan McNamara wrote:
> Given that we've got openjdk on most platforms. Would it make sense to
> package our java things so that the gcj ahead-of-time compiled stuff is
> packaged into separate subrpms. e.g. taking hsqldb as a random example
> the package takes 3696k but the aot /usr/lib/gcj/hsqldb contents takes
> 2928k of that and it's unused except for the java-is-gij case right ?
> 
> We typically end up with openjdk installed due to the web plugin and
> then with java-1.5.0-gcj + dependencies installed due to
> the /usr/bin/rebuild-gcj-db and .so requires of the java packaging
> guidelines when installing any additional java package. 
> 
> I'd like to e.g. have the option of just having openjdk installed and
> not have to haul around the 45Megs in my /usr/lib/gcj dir

Sure, but it's potentially a lot of work to make the change, and how
would the people who are running gcj know that they need to download
the gcj ahead-of-time compiled stuff to get decent performance?

Andrew.


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