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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Switching to a 5.0 compiler
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:08:43 GMT

Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> my point is that we could hack the Eclipse batch compiler to make it do
>> something it is not meant to do (source=1.5 target=1.4).  If we get
>> burnt then we'll have nobody to complain to ;-)
>> ...
>> As it stands we have no option to use the Eclipse batch compiler
>> (without tweaking it and therefore I assume bringing a modified JAR into
>> our SVN for people to use etc. -- yuk!)
> Wouldn't the following be sufficient:
> 1- Put the (probably very small) patch in our repository.
> 2- Update make/depends.xml to fetch eclipse sources.
> 3- Update the build procedures to apply the patch and build/rebuild
>    eclipse when necessary.

If we can avoid having to get the full code and rebuild, that might be 
nicer.  I figured that we could simply write our own code that calls the 
eclipse internals, but since I don't actually know what needs to change, 
I'll shut up now...


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