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[relnotes] [Fedora Project Wiki] Update of "Docs/Beats/Java" by PaulWFrields



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Editorial pass and cleanup

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  == Handling Java Applets ==
  
- This release of Fedora Core includes a preview release of `gcjwebplugin`, a Firefox plugin for Java applets.  `gcjwebplugin` is not enabled by default because although `GNU Classpath`'s security implementation is being actively developed, it is not mature enough to run untrusted applets safely.  That said, `GNU Classpath`'s AWT and Swing implementations are now sufficiently mature that they can run many applets deployed on the web.  Adventurous users who want to try `gcjwebplugin` can read {{{/usr/share/doc/libgcj-4.1.1/README.libgcjwebplugin.so}}}, as installed by the gcc rpm.  The README explains how to enable the plugin and the risks associated with doing so.
+ This release of Fedora Core includes a preview release of `gcjwebplugin`, a Firefox plugin for Java applets.  `gcjwebplugin` is not enabled by default because although the security implementation in `GNU Classpath` is being actively developed, it is not mature enough to run untrusted applets safely.  That said, the AWT and Swing implementations in `GNU Classpath` are now sufficiently mature that they can run many applets deployed on the web.  Adventurous users who want to try `gcjwebplugin` can read `/usr/share/doc/libgcj-4.1.1/README.libgcjwebplugin.so`, as installed by the `gcc` rpm.  The README explains how to enable the plugin and the risks associated with doing so.
  
  == Fedora and the JPackage Java Packages ==
  
+ Fedora Core includes many packages derived from the JPackage Project, which provides a Java software repository. These packages are modified in Fedora to remove proprietary software dependencies and to make use of GCJ's ahead-of-time compilation feature.  Use the Fedora repositories to update these packages, or use the JPackage repository for packages not provided by Fedora.  Refer to the JPackage website at http://jpackage.org for more information on the project and the software it provides.
- Fedora Core includes many packages derived from the JPackage Project, which provides a Java software repository. These packages are modified in Fedora to remove proprietary software dependencies and to make use of GCJ's ahead-of-time compilation feature.
- 
- Use the Fedora repositories to update these packages, or use the JPackage repository for packages not provided by Fedora.  Refer to the JPackage website at http://jpackage.org for more information on the project and the software it provides.
  
  [[Admonition("warning", "Mixing Packages from Fedora and JPackage", "Research package compatibility before you install software from both the Fedora and JPackage repositories on the same system. Incompatible packages may cause complex issues.")]]
  
  = Eclipse =
  
- This release of Fedora Core includes Fedora Eclipse which is based on the [http://www.eclipse.org Eclipse] SDK version 3.2.  The "New and Noteworthy" page for this release can be accessed [http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.2-200606291905/new_noteworthy/eclipse-news.html here].  Released in June 2006, the SDK -- aka "the Eclipse Platform", aka "the Eclipse IDE", aka "Eclipse" -- is the foundation for the combined release of ten Eclipse projects under the [http://www.eclipse.org/callisto Callisto] combined release umbrella.  A few of these Callisto projects are included in Fedora Core and Extras:  [http://www.eclipse.org/cdt CDT] (for C/C++ development) and [http://www.eclipse.org/gef GEF] (Graphical Editing Framework).  We hope to augment these projects with others as this Fedora cycle goes on.  Likely candidates for inclusion include [http://www.eclipse.org/emf EMF] (Eclipse Modeling Framework) and [http://www.eclipse.org/vep VE] (Visual Editor).  As of this writing, it is expected that an updated version of [http://pydev.sf.net PyDev] -- Python development tools -- will also be available in Fedora Extras.  Assistance in getting these projects packaged and tested with GCJ is always welcome.  Contact the interested parties through [http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-java-list/ fedora-devel-java-list] and/or #fedora-java on freenode.  Fedora also includes plugins and features that are particularly useful to FOSS hackers:  ChangeLog editing ({{{eclipse-changelog}}}) and Bugzilla interaction ({{{eclipse-bugzilla}}}).  Our CDT package also includes work-in-progress support for the GNU Autotools.  The latest information regarding these projects can be found at the [http://sourceware.org/eclipse/ Fedora Eclipse Project] page.
+ This release of Fedora Core includes Fedora Eclipse which is based on the [http://www.eclipse.org Eclipse] SDK version 3.2.  The "New and Noteworthy" page for this release can be accessed [http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.2-200606291905/new_noteworthy/eclipse-news.html here].
+ 
+ Released in June 2006, the SDK is known variously as "the Eclipse Platform," "the Eclipse IDE," and "Eclipse." The Eclipse SDK is the foundation for the combined release of ten Eclipse projects under the [http://www.eclipse.org/callisto Callisto] combined release umbrella.  A few of these Callisto projects are included in Fedora Core and Extras:  [http://www.eclipse.org/cdt CDT], for C/C++ development, and [http://www.eclipse.org/gef GEF], the Graphical Editing Framework.
+ 
+ We hope to augment these projects with others as this Fedora cycle goes on.  Likely candidates for inclusion include [http://www.eclipse.org/emf EMF], the Eclipse Modeling Framework, and [http://www.eclipse.org/vep VE], the Visual Editor.  As of this writing, it is expected that an updated version of [http://pydev.sf.net PyDev], the Python development tools, will also be available in Fedora Extras.  Assistance in getting these projects packaged and tested with GCJ is always welcome.  Contact the interested parties through [http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-java-list/ fedora-devel-java-list] and/or #fedora-java on freenode.
+ 
+ Fedora also includes plugins and features that are particularly useful to FOSS hackers,  ChangeLog editing with `eclipse-changelog` and Bugzilla interaction with `eclipse-bugzilla`.  Our CDT package also includes work-in-progress support for the GNU Autotools.  The latest information regarding these projects can be found at the [http://sourceware.org/eclipse/ Fedora Eclipse Project] page.
  
  == Non-packaged Plugins/Feature ==
  
- Fedora Eclipse contains a patch to allow non-root users to make use of the Update Manager functionality for installing non-packaged plugins and features.  These plugins will be installed in the user's home directory under the {{{.eclipse}}} directory.  Please note, however, that these plugins will not have associated natively-compiled (GCJ-compiled) bits and may therefore run slower than expected.
+ Fedora Eclipse contains a patch to allow non-root users to make use of the Update Manager functionality for installing non-packaged plugins and features.  These plugins will be installed in the user's home directory under the `.eclipse` directory.  Please note, however, that these plugins will not have associated natively GCJ-compiled bits and may therefore run slower than expected.
  


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