aph at redhat.com
Fri Nov 9 01:21:44 PST 2007
Matthew Flaschen writes:
> Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
> > On Nov 8, 2007 11:07 PM, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> When you build IcedTea you have to download OpenJDK from Sun.
> > Does it work something like this:
> > 1. IcedTea builds Open JDK , but only when it has replaced the
> > encumbered code by relevant GNU Classpath packages.
> Correct, though not all the encumbered code gets a replacement. Some is
> simply removed (or replaced by stubs).
> > 2. IcedTea uses 'gcj' for the compilation process.
> It uses ecj as a compiler, but also requires libgcj, if I understand
> However, the preferred method of building IcedTea is now to bootrap;
> i.e. an old version of IcedTea is used to build the new version of IcedTea.
I wouldn't say it's preferred: building with ecj and with IcedTea
should both work.
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