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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r416738 - /incubator/harmony/enhanced/drlvm/trunk/vm/vmcore/src/init/bootclasspath.properties
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:54:38 GMT


Ivan Volosyuk wrote:
> On 6/29/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Ivan Volosyuk wrote:
>> > Geir,
>> >
>> > I am working on the patch. There is almost no problem, except that
>> > DRLVM builds its own modified version of eclipse plugin. The plugin
>> > requires eclipse for its build.
>> > I see that the same plugin exists in
>> > enhanced/tools/eclipse/org.apache.harmony.eclipse.jdt.launching.
>> > I think:
>> >  - all modifications to the plugin should go to this directory.
>> >  - drlvm should not build eclipse plugin itself, it should be built
>> > as part of tools.
>> >
>> > Correct?
>>
>> I think so.  let me ask... why do we *need* the eclipse plugin to build,
>> and even more important, why must it be modified?
> 
> The purpose of modifications was AFAIK to make it compactible with the
> name of main executable: 'ij.exe'. It looks that there were also a few
> bug fixes.

I can fix the former in about 3 min... :)

> 
> As for building, the tools package seems not to have own build system.
> The plugin is quite useful for complex testing scenarious: start
> eclipse, create and run java project from it. So, the question would
> be, how one could build plugin from tools package? I'm also thinking
> about snapshot releases of the tools.

Yes, at some point, our snapshots will be a full stack - as much of the
JRE that we have.

> 
> Btw, I've already created the patch (H-698) removing eclipse build
> dependency for drlvm. Eclipse compiler (from classlib's depends) can
> still be used:
> export CLASSPATH=..somewhere../classlib/depends/jars/ecj...jar
> build.sh -Dbuild.compiler=org.eclipse.jdt.core.JDTCompilerAdapter
> 


Ok - going to look at that...

geir

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