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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat May 2 00:28:08 EDT 2009

Jan de Groot wrote:
> 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 About eclipse-ecj: it's outdated because of the gcj patch, newer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).

I'm happy for for eclipse-ecj to stay around in that format.  Do you (or 
someone else) want to make this change and maintain the package? My 
motivation towards it is minimal... I would like to move the toolchain 
around Thursday so I can start with the new glibc release on Friday so 
this would need addressed by then.


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