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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [tools] tools launching and javac
Date Thu, 25 May 2006 14:46:37 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> This is still work in progress, but thought it would be good to give a
>>> quick update on where I am at the moment:
> <snip>
>>> Now you can run javac.
>> Very cute!  Do you intend module/tools to remain not part of the build?
> It will become part of the build once it is as-good-as done.
> I'm trying to do a balancing act between /not/ dumping my junk into SVN
> as I go along, and developing in the open | collaboratively.
> Suggestions for re-balancing are more than welcome.

Only suggestion is  to do a branches/tim/stuff1, work in there if you 
want people to comment (with the bonus of having it in SVN in case of 

It's COW so the space usage won't be that bad, and you can just delete 
when done.

> <snip>
>>> - For now, the o.a.h.tools.javac.Main wrapper looks for the compiler in
>>> a hard-coded JAR filename (ecj_3.2RC5.jar).  Just wondering whether to
>>> embed that JAR in the tools.jar, or look for the compiler in *.jar, or
>>> ...?
>> Can we give it a 'known' pattern like "harmony_javac_ecj_3.2rc5.jar" or
>> such so we can mechanically find it w/o a long search, yet also remember
>> the version that we're using?
> The file ecj_3.2RC5.jar is the exact binary download from eclipse.org
> (renamed from their generic ecj.jar).  Prefixing with harmony_ probably
> isn't appropriate, but I could pick-up the first ecj_*.jar that I find.

I guess ecj_* works too...

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