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From "Oleg Khaschansky" <oleg.v.khaschan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][awt] X11 libs
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:42:42 GMT
I am speaking about possibility of building awt on headless machine.
I mean that we cannot have three things at one time:
1. Headless support.
2. "distributions like Gentoo which build everything from source"
3. Other strategy then dlopen.
> And even for distributions like Gentoo which build everything from source (I
> am tempted to write a gentoo ebuild for Harmony from svn , but just don't
> have time to do this) it is very easy to specify any library in Linux world
> as a dependency which should be installed to build the package.

On 12/1/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Oleg Khaschansky wrote:
> >> The requirements on developers may be quite wide. I don't see a
> >> problem that a
> >> developer who works on awt has to have X11 installed. It seems to me
> >> quite a
> >> sane requirement.
> >> We provide *source*. It shall be a pain (actually no pain at all,
> >> Harmony is
> >> not the first package in Linux history) for those who create
> >> distributions to
> >> arrange all necessary libraries in place.
> >
> > You told that we are to do the following (correct me if I am wrong):
> > 1. Requre that system on which harmony is built have x11
> > 2. Want people build harmony from sources instead of using binary packages
> > Then how you imagine headless support in awt, which is intended for
> > the configurations without x11 server installed?
>
> Do you mean at runtime or build time?  i.e. do you envisage a "headless
> build" which only allows you to build a headless implementation, or
> simply require that the code is capable of running headless by not
> requiring the x11 server at runtime.  or both.
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
> --
>
> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>

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