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From "Tony Wu" <wuyue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][icu] Bringing ICU level up to 3.8
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:23:45 GMT
On 10/11/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Tony Wu wrote:
> > On 10/9/07, Oliver Deakin <oliver.deakin@googlemail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
> >> J9's dependency on the ICUInterface dll is purely a dllload() call so
> >> that the library is initialised before use by the class library. I
> >> believe this can be easily worked around with the current J9 VME by
> >> simply having a dummy dll in jre/bin for it to load.
> >>
> > would you pls help to build a new J9 VME for this purpose :)
>
> I think Oliver meant that creating a dummy ICUInterface.dll would allow
> the current VME to work without modification.
>

Oh yes, I got it.
> <snip>
> >> Which data in luni have you moved to the ICU versions? There is some
> >> conversation in another branch of this thread [3] about keeping Harmony
> >> versions of charsets - is that relevant to what you're looking at?
> >>
> > Sorry I should have clarified that it's not about charsets. I
> > delegated all the classes which depends on their internal resoure
> > bundle data in luni to ICU's impl, so that we can remove all the
> > classes in removed the package org/apache/harmony/luni/internal/locale
> > later. That will get 2 mega bytes decrease form harmony source code.
>
> Wow - now that is worth having, let me know if I can help.
>
> Does ICU4J have a means of updating the data (without moving up to a new
> release)?  IIRC ICU4C has an associated tool to update timezone and
> locale info when, for example, the Olson timezone data is updated for
> new daylight savings.  I realize I'm probably asking on the wrong list,
> just wondered if you knew -- I couldn't see it obviously on the website.
>
Yes, we can modify the data files then rebuild it with icu's tools.
I've tried to customize the data for icu4j3.4 before and it works.

> Regards,
> Tim
>


-- 
Tony Wu
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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