VisualVM in IcedTea6
langel at redhat.com
Wed Jul 30 05:52:57 PDT 2008
Andrew Haley wrote:
> Lillian Angel wrote:
>>> 2008/7/30 Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com>
>>> 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.
>> VisualVM is a tool we would eventually like to ship with
> In the same package? I can't see any reason it should be. The IcedTea
> package might usefully be made more fine-grained, not less.
JDK 6 Update 7 was recently released with Java VisualVM included. I
suspect it may eventually be included in OpenJDK. No extra sources have
been included in the IcedTea repository, so size should not be an issue.
The only changes are to the Makefile/configure files. We do have the
option of shipping this as a separate package when the time comes.
>> Right now it is not enabled by default because of the NetBeans
>> requirement. There has been some progress to get NetBeans
>> packaged in Fedora, and when that happens we wont require
>> NetBeans/profiler to build visualvm. Since visualvm has been
>> GPL'd and is a really cool tool, we would like to have it in
>> Fedora eventually. This is just the first step until that can
>> be done.
> Sure, would be nice to have it in Fedora.
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