[arch-dev-public] gcc-4.4.0 toolchain rebuild with query about gcc-gcj and related packages

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri May 1 13:35:52 EDT 2009

On Sat, 2009-05-02 at 03:17 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:

> So, looking into this further, apart from java-gcj-compat and 
> eclipse-ecj, we have two packages that depend on gcc-gcj (gjdoc and 
> jikes) and two that makedepend on java-gcj-compat (bcprov, juint - can 
> probably be changed to openjdk6), but nothing else for eclipse-ecj.   
> The apache-ant and openjdk6 PKGBUILDs both mention java-gcj-compat in a 
> trivial way.
> So packages that would also need looked at to be removed when gcc-gcj, 
> java-gcj-compat and eclipse-ecj go, are gjdoc and jikes.  Jikes is a 
> orphan and dead upstream as far as I can tell.  It is also not needed 
> given javac that comes with openjdk6.  gjdoc is currently only a dep for 
> java-gcj-compat.
> The only issue with packages in [community] is that classpath depends in 
> jikes.

The makedepends on gcj or java-gcj-compat can be changed to openjdk6. As
for classpath in community: classpath is an abandoned project and was
merged into gcj, which was abandoned when Sun released OpenJDK as GPL. I
don't think we should care so much about it.
About eclipse-ecj: it's outdated because of the gcj patch, newer
versions don't work with gcj. We could keep it and build with openjdk if
we want, as eclipse-ecj is a faster compiler than javac itself in some
situations (mainly when used as JSP compiler for Tomcat or any other
servlet container).

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