Roadmap for Java things in Fedora

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at
Thu Mar 8 12:47:37 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Haley" <aph at>
> To: devel at
> Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:38:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Roadmap for Java things in Fedora
> 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.

I'm pretty sure that Bill ment dropping it from the various packages so gcj is not brought on regular user machine, make packages noarch and etc. not to drop gcj itself. If this was the question - gcj_support has been removed from most of the java packages and one can install a number of java applications without having gcj installed. Also the guidelines has been changed to discourage usage of gcj_support in general.


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