3.3 branch, 3.3.1, 3.4, etc

Tom Tromey tromey@redhat.com
Wed Dec 18 19:38:00 GMT 2002


>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tromey <tromey@redhat.com> writes:

Tom> * Resolve the org.w3c.* issues and implement whatever we decide.
Tom>   Currently this is "remove org.w3c.*, solve in rhug".

I talked to Anthony about this tonight, and he explained the situation
to me.  We agreed that since the ideal solution (automatic linker
awareness of which libraries were used) is not going to be implemented
before 3.3, we had to settle for some lesser route.

In the end we decided to keep org.w3c.* in the libjava directory, but
build these classes into a separate library.  The user will be
required to use `-l-org-w3c' or something like that (whatever
Anthony's existing libgcj patch implements) to link in these
libraries.  We decided not to try to add a new -fno-... option (as in
the compiler part of his patch) since Per was against it and also
because it is harder to deprecate a compiler option than it is to
change how something is linked.

I'll check in the required changes soon, maybe tomorrow.  After that,
Anthony will upgrade the xerces in rhug, to bring rhug back to a
buildable state.

In some future release we'd like to implement something better.

Tom



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