[blfs-dev] Is Java AWT peer needed for GCC java?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 23:26:52 PDT 2014


DJ Lucas wrote:
> On June 30, 2014 2:42:58 PM CDT, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> If there is a use case, then I can easily change my opinion, but
>> right now the only justification seems to be completeness when
>> building gcc.

 > Silly argument, but strictly for arguments sake, it's the only path
 > to build java from source without a pre-existing binary in place. We
 > don't address that path in the book, and it is a royal pain to set up
 > a proper build environment, but our original binary OJDK 6 was built
 > using gcj. All subsequent iterations (including our 7 builds, and
 > soon enough 8) have stemmed from that.

Well we start LFS from an existing distro.  I suppose we could code in 
binary and create an assembler, then build a compiler, etc.  Sorta the 
same logic.

We stand on the shoulders of giants.  There's no need to go back to the 
bottom.

   -- Bruce



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