[Mageia-dev] Adding Java-Policy

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Mon Jan 10 10:36:40 CET 2011

On 10.01.2011 10:11, Daniel Kreuter wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at iki.fi
> <mailto:anssi.hannula at iki.fi>> wrote:
>     On 08.01.2011 11:39, Farfouille wrote:
>     My suggestion would be to look at how Mandriva packages are done, as we
>     will probably initially follow their java policy.
>     (note that the mandriva java packages do not have the gcj AOT binaries,
>     and they are compiled with openjdk on archs were openjdk is available)
>     I'm not saying that a completely new java packaging policy is not needed
>     (it is), though, so if the java developers have the resources to convert
>     all imported java packages to a completely new policy, I'm all for it :)
>     There are around 400 java packages in Mandriva, though I hope we don't
>     need to import all of them (i.e. hopefully many are unused/old).
>     --
>     Anssi Hannula
> That could be a very hard task, because you have to look if there aren't
> any dependencies on some of these packages. I would suggest to drop the
> whole gcj packages, but even it's unmaintained now by upstream,

GCJ is not unmaintained, it is part of GCC.
See http://gcc.gnu.org/viewcvs/trunk/gcc/java/ChangeLog?view=markup

Dropping it would be more work than not dropping it, so I don't see the

> there
> are a few programs depending on it (like a few packages of ant i think)

Ant doesn't depend on it. There are several packages that depend on it,
though, yes.

> But writing a policy about the openjdk would be the right thing now
> because we will integrate it, it's also in mandriva but without a policy
> or Remy didn't find one for that.


Anssi Hannula

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