On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 15:34 -0400, Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
I closed the long-standing "Inclusion of gcjwebplugin"
So cool. And it works nicely. Good work!
The GNU Classpath AWT and Swing code was in a state of flux when the
that included gcjwebplugin was done (because of a large Java2D rewrite to make
the Cairo backend the default), so there are some regressions in AWT and Swing
applications for FC6test2.
My post-test2 plan for gcjwebplugin is to gage the reaction of Rawhide users,
and also to do another GUI backport from GNU Classpath HEAD to Fedora's libgcj,
to fix the AWT and Swing regressions.
My own ideas/plans are as follows:
- GNU Classpath branched for 0.92 last week and a full release is
expected early next week.
- There is already a first try of a merge of this new version with
libgcj head: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java/2006-07/msg00057.html
(If you want to try this, please read the whole thread, there are
some, ehe, subtleties involving svn, merge and creating patches...)
- I will try to update that merge to the new classpath-0_92-branch-point
today. And hopefully get it committed during the weekend.
- When GNU Classpath 0.92 releases get merge updated with last minute
release critical patches.
- Merge current backport with the refreshed libgcj trunk import.
For that last point it would be really nice to have a svn branch in
upstream gcc. Since I am sure we could share some work with other
distributions. Matthias (CCed) already tried to sync the Debian gcc
packages with the Fedora packages, but we had some trouble getting a
working patch out of the srpm. Hopefully we can get the Fedora patch set
into svn somehow so we can get svn merge to help us with the update.
Are there any specific deadlines for when any of our plans need to be
- gcc 4.2 branch (unknown)
- deadline for libgcj/classpath import.
- FC6 Test3 Development Freeze (August 23)
- deadline for libgcj backport. But probably earlier if we need to do
a mass rebuild of all pacakges depending on the new libgcj.
Any parties/persons that we need to keep in the loop/that we need to get
approval of for any of the above?
If the reaction turns out to be overly
negative, even after the new AWT and Swing backport, we can always make
gcjwebplugin not installed by default, for FC6test3. For FC6test2 though, it is
installed by default if the Internet group is selected.
Is there a security group for Fedora? If so, maybe they can take a look
at the run plugin warning dialogs and give some feedback on it.