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Anthony Green wrote:
FC5 has been kind of frustrating from a libgcj perspective.
We've had to
wait extra-long for new gcc RPMS in order to get critical libgcj fixes
out (for instance 4 or 5 weeks to get gc deadlock update out). I know
people have talked about separating libgcj from gcc in the past. I
don't know those conversations ever ended, but it would be really nice
if we could do something for FC6.
While I have absolutely nothing to do with Fedora policy, I feel your
pain with having to wait for gcc in order to do Java development.
This is just the unfortunate consequence of having libgcj at all.
Hopefully someone will eventually try to move forward and separate
libgcj/classpath from gcc entirely.
Moreover, gcc traditionally moves at a rather slow place whereas
classpath is moving pretty rapidly lately.
I think this will be particularly important if we manage to get
something like gcjwebplugin with the new whitelist feature into FC6.
We may want to push out GUI and security updates on a much more frequent
basis than is reasonable for gcc.
Maybe this is too bold a request for FC5, but I would even love to see
the latest libgcj HEAD used, so that we can have the latest classpath,
0.91 instead of being stuck in the ``stonegae'' with 0.20 or whatever
version it is (albeit with patches).
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