[PATCH] Allow usage of external zlib copy
Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Fri May 11 12:05:26 PDT 2007
Petteri Räty wrote:
> Phil Race kirjoitti:
>> Complicating matters further there are some additonal changes not in the
>> 'openjdk' until we
>> sort out more legal issues. If we can't work those out these embedded
>> changes would mean
>> the commercial JDK would simply not be able to use an external libjpeg.
>> and there'd be
>> an annoying difference betwen the two builds
> But it's important to remember that if OpenJDK is going to be fully
> embraced by Linux distributions, normal users are not going to be using
> your builds at all and distributions will be using external libraries if
> at all possible.
Right. Where possible. libjpeg happens to be a special case.
We do use platform libs for the most part.
Taking it to a silly extreme we obviously would not bundle a libX11.
Its gotta be there.
A big part of the reason things are bundled is when you *do* need them
no idea if they'll be there. If you are building on gentoo for gentoo
you can control that better
But we also use libcups, libfontconfig., and we test for them using
dlopen so don't explictly link ..
if we can't find them we use other approaches.
At some point if we use these a whole lot more then dlsym gets tiresome
probably start depending on them at compile time. But our build
necessarily have them.
Also for the font rasteriser we will defer to the platform installed
version : that will be
a straight compile time link.
So the big picture is to use the platform libs, and not duplicate..
there just happen to
> Gentoo/Java project lead
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