Roadmap for Java things in Fedora

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Mar 8 11:38:21 UTC 2012

On 03/07/2012 04:34 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Any plans for sunsetting GCJ?

That's an interesting question.  It's still useful in a number
of niche roles: for example, it's used in PDFTK.  Also, it would
have been very hard to bootstrap OpenJDK onto ARM without it.

For that reason, it's on my list as soon as F17 ARM is done to
update GCJ to work with JDK7 files.  I can't see any strong
reason to nuke GCJ: it doesn't take very much maintaining, and
I'm happy do do it.


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