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From "Dan Lydick" <dlyd...@earthlink.net>
Subject Compiling GNU Classpath was: Re: GNU Classpath 0.16 "Harmony!" released
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2005 00:44:38 GMT

> [Original Message]
> From: Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org>
> To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
 > Date: 7/6/05 11:55:15 AM
> Subject: Re: GNU Classpath 0.16 "Harmony!" released
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > On Jul 5, 2005, at 7:04 AM, Mladen Turk wrote:
> >>
> >> IMHO the major issue is to put all the requirements for the
> >> classpath on the paper, and then to see if the GNU classpath is
> >> usable, and if not, can it be adopted to fulfill all the requirements.
> > 
> > That's not an unreasonable idea.
> > 
> > Thanks for volunteering :)
> >
> > Go for it!
> >
> Well It depends on the Harmony goals at the first place.
> I hope the Harmony will offer more then just
> Solaris/Sparc, Win/x86, Linux/i386/amd64.
> Right now the GNU classpath is GNU tools only. Trying to
> compile that on WIN32 or WIN64 is very painful without
> going trough some posix layer.
> Also the GUI part is GTK only, so even with using things like
> gtk-win32 it adds an extra layer in between.

Yea-- painful is the word.  I have tried it
on a Solaris 9 platform and keep getting
rather confusing errors on packages, namely
GTK, GLIB, and LIBICONV.  Even when I try to
download and compile these packages directly
instead of using the www.sunfreeware.com versions,
I have _not_ succeeded.

Has anybody successfully compiled GNU Classpath 0.1x
on a Solaris platform?  Mark says it should work since
it is a "Posix-like platform", to use his words.  I would
like to get the installation package if I could, so I
can try bypassing the build step.

Thanks, anyone, who can help.

Dan Lydick

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