[Mageia-dev] Adding Java-Policy

Farfouille farfouille64 at laposte.net
Thu Jan 6 20:47:18 CET 2011

Le 06/01/2011 18:43, Daniel Kreuter a écrit :
> Am Donnerstag, 6. Januar 2011, um 18:39:14 schrieb Michael Scherer:
>> Le jeudi 06 janvier 2011 à 18:11 +0100, Renaud MICHEL a écrit :
>>> Hello,
>>> I am still a padawan packager, but I plan to work on java packages.
>>> On jeudi 06 janvier 2011 at 15:18, Daniel Kreuter wrote :
>>>> i'm working on http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Java_Packaging_Policy that
>>>> policy.  On mandriva wiki it's marked as obsolete and while reading
>>>> over it it seems that it's not needed in Mageia because we could use
>>>> the openjdk instead of ejc or gcj.
>>>> What do you think?
>>> That page is clearly outdated, but I think it would be good to have an
>>> up- to-date java policy for Mageia.
>>> I think the main focus should now be openjdk, and gcj should be optional.
>> Why include gcj in fact ?
> because some guys use gcj instead of the default jdk or the open jdk
What packages require gcj ? Tux guitar ?
Gcj is obsolete, it supports only Java 1.4 and some stuff of 1.5, it has not been updated since september 2009.
Therefore I think it is better to put effort on openjdk/icedtea and Oracle jdk policies rather than gcj

My 2 cents.


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