Orphaning java-1.5.0-gcj

Simo Sorce simo at redhat.com
Sun Apr 13 18:42:43 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-04-07 at 18:29 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 04/07/2014 03:23 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> There have been a few discussions about this in the past but no action.
> >> With feature freeze approaching for F21, I think this is a good time to
> >> address this.
> >>
> >> I will be orphaning java-1.5.0-gcj in Fedora on April 8th. If anyone
> >> wants to take over, please let me know. Please do keep in mind though
> >> that we really should just remove GCJ (despite the effect it will have
> >> on pdftk) as preferred by one of the primary authors of it (Andrew
> >> Haley):
> > 
> > How does this affect the bring up of new architectures, I seem to
> > remember when doing the various variants of ARM we needed this for
> > bringup of the newer releases, is that still the case or is there
> > other means of achieving that?
> As of JDK8, OpenJDK can be cross-compiled.  Not before time, either.
> Andrew.

I just got mails that this broke the lasso-java package I maintain.
I do not know the java bindings much, I care only for the python
bindings and the C library really, but I compiled the java bindings in
if someone wanted to use it.

What is the path forward here ? Should I just drop the java bindings ?
Or do I just get some other dependency in ?
note I know little to nothing about java bindings so if it is
substantial work I will just remove the java binding and ask rel eng to
pull the subpackage.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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