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Wed Oct 10 10:28:09 UTC 2012
On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 08:31:19PM -0400, Jung-uk Kim wrote:
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> On 2012-10-09 17:15:47 -0400, Patrick Lamaiziere wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I do not see the point to keep diablo-jdk as a build dependency of
> > java. Is there something that prevent us to distribute a package
> > of openjdk, just to be able to built a native version of openjdk
> > or sunjdk ?
> No. The only problem is we have to provide entire sources + our
> patches along with the tarball *somewhere*, just to comply with GPL.
> > I'm tired of the "fetch the diablo-jdk from FreeBSD and agree with
> > the license". And even more since I use poudriere to build
> > packages.
> > The FreeBSD java support is not bad (I'm happy with it, I can do
> > all my Java developpement on FreeBSD using netbeans and openjdk)
> > but this dependency on diablo really sucks. We don't need this
> > IMO.
> There are actually two possibilities, i.e., a) build openjdk from
> completely open-sourced and bootstrap-less environment or b)
> distribute special binary openjdk tarballs only for bootstrapping. b)
> is pretty straight forward (albeit the source distribution problem)
> and I am working on it as an interim solution. A preliminary port is
> However, I believe a) is the ultimate solution, e.g., ECJ/GCJ + GNU
> classpath + CacaoVM/JamVM/Avian, etc. (VMKit/LLVM is in my wildest
Being able to bootstrap using ECJ/GCJ would be awesome :D
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