gcc4-java: packaging error?

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Sun Mar 15 22:13:00 GMT 2009

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Dave Korn wrote:
>   IIUC, GCJ accepts both java source (.java) and byte code (.class) files and
> compiles them to native assembly.  In order to compile .java files to
> bytecode, it relies on the Eclipse Java compiler front-end.

OK, this is something new with gcc-4.3; I wasn't aware of that until now.

>   I do not know yet if the Eclipse Java compiler license is compatible with
> the Cygwin license, so for the moment I haven't shipped it in the distro.
> (OTOH it now looks like maybe I could have used it while building libgcj
> without needing to distribute it.)

IANAL, but ecj is just a jar file; it isn't linked against cygwin, so as
long as its license allows for redistribution, how could it be
incompatible with Cygwin's license?

>   There are bugs in the java distro right now  which I'll try and fix before
> the next major release (but not for the rapid-respin I'm liable to do first).

So I see.  I see that Debian builds gcj and all the java stuff
separately from the other gcc backends; maybe such a setup would be
helpful here as well?

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