<Swing Dev> Request for review: Bug 100054: Make building the Nimbus look 'n' feel optional
aph at redhat.com
Fri May 15 15:18:32 UTC 2009
Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> The irony here is that yesterday I updated my laptop to Ubuntu 9.04, and
> (a) the Mercurial package does not completely install correctly
> (b) even if it did, it is version 1.1.2.something, and OpenJDK requires
> The point being that if people need version X of something they will
> download and use it one way or another.
Point taken. :-)
However, distros are all built on the build farms, and packages can only
use dependencies that are actually part of the distro. Therefore,
packagers don't install packages outside the distro in their test
buildroots, as it would only mean a failure when pushed to the build farm.
> On May 15, 2009, at 6:39 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> Peter Zhelezniakov wrote:
>>> Andrew Haley wrote:
>>>> We are not in a position to dictate to a user exactly which version of
>>>> JIBX will be installed on their system. Therefore, if JIBX is now a
>>>> dependency of OpenJDK we'll have to find a way to make OpenJDK work
>>>> with whatever versions of JIBX people choose.
>>> To make it clear: JIBX is not a runtime dependency. It is used at build
>>> time only.
>>> OpenJDK does work regardless of JIBX presence.
>> Sure, thanks for clarifying, but it makes no difference to the real
>> situation: we are not in a position to dictate to someone building
>> OpenJDK exactly which version of JIBX will be installed on their system.
>> The build systems used by distros aren't guaranteed to have exactly
>> Version X of JIBX.
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