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From "Zakharov, Vasily M" <vasily.m.zakha...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2862) [classlib][suncompat] ICU references sun.io classes that are absent
Date Wed, 27 Dec 2006 03:13:01 GMT

I wonder how complex a task could adding these classes be?
They're not interfaces or fully-abstracts, they do some actual
conversion, as one may guess from these links:

>From the other point of view, Harmony never had these classes, and was
still able to run Eclipse and whatever else, so probably they're not so
much needed. Can we ask ICU guys what those classes could be really
needed for?

And by the way, they're Deprecated.

Probably we could add stubs or something like that to suncompat, that
would throw new
UnsupportedOperationException("sun.io.ByteToCharConverter is deprecated
and not supported") on each method call? That's not much pain and if
someone ever needs them, it's anyway better than NoClassDefFoundError,
isn't it?


-----Original Message-----
From: Paulex Yang [mailto:paulex.yang@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 4:29 AM
To: dev@harmony.apache.org
Subject: Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2862) [classlib][suncompat] ICU
references sun.io classes that are absent

Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> On Dec 26, 2006, at 8:12 PM, Paulex Yang wrote:
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> Who makes this library?  IBM?  :)
>>> I think we need to add these classes to our suncompat package...
>>> geir
>>> On Dec 25, 2006, at 8:20 PM, Zakharov, Vasily M wrote:
>>>> I wonder what must we do to this issue.
>>>> Any opinions?
>> AFAIK, these four classes in ICU4JNI are not used by Harmony's 
>> nio_char module, whatever directly or indirectly(i.e., you can remove

>> these classes from ICU4JNI without affecting Harmony functionality), 
>> and nio_char should be the only module which refers to ICU4JNI, so I 
>> suppose they are not needed to be loaded?
> What if a users wanted to use this package on Harmony?
I've no objection to add sun.io.CharToByteConverter to suncompat, 
because I guess this is one of the most used Sun JDK implementation 
classes, but I think we may have other options to deal with this ICU4JNI

issue, for example, remove these four classes from our build if legal, 
ICU4JNI is provided only in source codes, so we need to build it into a 
binary jar ourselves anyway.
> geir
>>>>  Vasily
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Vasily Zakharov (JIRA) [mailto:jira@apache.org]
>>>> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 7:54 PM
>>>> To: commits@harmony.apache.org
>>>> Subject: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2862) [classlib][suncompat] ICU
>>>> references sun.io classes that are absent
>>>> [classlib][suncompat] ICU references sun.io classes that are absent
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>                  Key: HARMONY-2862
>>>>                  URL: 
>>>> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2862
>>>>              Project: Harmony
>>>>           Issue Type: Bug
>>>>           Components: Classlib
>>>>             Reporter: Vasily Zakharov
>>>>             Priority: Minor
>>>> DRLVM bootclasspath contains icu4jni-3.4.jar, that contains 4
>>>> that can't be loaded. These classes are:
>>>> com.ibm.icu4jni.converters.ByteToCharConverterICU extends
>>>> sun.io.ByteToCharConverter
>>>> com.ibm.icu4jni.converters.ByteToCharGB18030 extends
>>>> ByteToCharConverterICU
>>>> com.ibm.icu4jni.converters.CharToByteConverterICU extends
>>>> sun.io.CharToByteConverter
>>>> com.ibm.icu4jni.converters.CharToByteGB18030 extends
>>>> CharToByteConverterICU
>>>> These classes can't be loaded because they extend classes from
>>>> package that are not available in Harmony classlib.
>>>> There're two ways to resolve this issue:
>>>> 1. Create stubs for sun.io.ByteToCharConverterICU and
>>>> sun.io.CharToByteConverter in suncompat module.
>>>> 2. Consider the four classes mentioned above non-needed for Harmony
>>>> operation and close this issue as Won't Fix.
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>> --Paulex Yang
>> China Software Development Lab
>> IBM

Paulex Yang
China Software Development Lab

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