VisualVM in IcedTea6

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Jul 30 04:57:25 PDT 2008

2008/7/30 Matthias Klose <doko at>:
> Joshua Sumali schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> VisualVM is now buildable with IcedTea6 on 32 and 64 bit arch by passing
>> --enable-visualvm to configure. Details and screenshots can be found at
> Thanks for preparing this. Is there an advantage of building this as part of
> IcedTea? From a first look the build seems to be independent from building
> "core" IcedTea. It delays the build, increases the source code size, and adds
> the burden to review licenses for another 30MB compressed source code. Does the
> IcedTea project have to have just one product to deliver, or could this be
> splitted out into a second delivery?
>  Matthias

Have to say I wondered what was going on when I saw the ChangeLog entry,
and I still don't understand the reasoning.  Is there a reason this
has to be built WITH the
VM?  If it's a truly separate application, then building them against
each other is a job
for a distro.  Otherwise, the next logical step is --with-eclipse,
--with-jboss, --with-glassfish, etc.
Andrew :-)

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