(from my blog)
I made some 3.1RC3 RPMs and put them up at http://overholt.ca/rpms/eclipse.
These are very similar to the RC2 RPMs but there are a few differences
because I’m now making use of the work Ben and I did (with help from Pascal
and others) on Eclipse bug #90535 . This means that there will no
longer be .sos in ~/.eclipse. Removing that directory (and its contents)
prior to running with these RPMs and verifying that there are no longer any
.sos in there after your work with Eclipse would be appreciated. Also,
since we’re now able to extract the .sos from those .jars that have them,
the SWT JNI libraries are now owned by libswt3-gtk2. This will make
packaging SWT apps (like RSSOwl  which I took a look at on Friday and
will continue to pick at as I have time) much easier. Please test if you
can and let me know. I’m probably going to push to rawhide but I wanted to
get a headstart.
Anthony Green wrote:
> I have to put this aside for a while due to time constraints. If
> anybody else is willing to try to make a little more progress, I'd be
> happy to share my Azureus patches and advice.
I'd like to take a look at those patches. Could you please drop them on
some webserver? I'm not going to commit myself to do anything meaningful
but I'd like to tinker with them a bit :-)
I've been receiving many reports that applications that depend on Sun
(such as LimeWire which I work for) java break on FC4. I can't advise
people to get rid of the -compat package because openoffice.org-core
depends on it.
Is there an officially supported/recommended way of having Sun java
coexist with the -compat?
Thanks in advance,
Lime Wire LLC
Karen pointed out to me that the wiki has some wish-list like items
for java programs and FC5:
(look for " free java related enhancements")
I don't know how much of this we will actually get done.
Offhand I would say that Azureus and RSSOwl are the easiest targets
to hit. JXplorer is a complete unknown to me. gcjwebplugin requires
a number of libgcj enhancements, notably security.
Also on my wish list, but not reflected in the wiki, is 1.5 language
support. I would rank this below gcjwebplugin though.
Feel free to post other ideas, comments, etc.
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I notice on an old thread that work had been done into planning how to
merge separate package's .db files into the central .db file.
What was decided? A post install script that scans for .db files and
merges them? How are they unmerged when the package is removed?
Jerry Haltom <wasabi(a)larvalstage.net>
I've spent a bit of time doing some more $subj. These reports (and
samples) were taken with --no-vmlinux. Please tell me if there's something
else I should be doing.
Note: the python stuff is an issue with pydev which we'll have to look at.