[blfs-dev] Is Java AWT peer needed for GCC java?
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>
>> 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
We stand on the shoulders of giants. There's no need to go back to the
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