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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] JPackage - new opportunity for Harmony?
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2007 22:42:13 GMT
Mark Hindess wrote:
<snip>
> Geir did have a point but I never understood why we needed static
> versions of jpeg, lcms, and png but not X11, Xft, Xau, Xdmcp,
> fontconfig, freetype, Xrender, expat, libc, etc.  Particularly when you
> consider that the API for jpeg has been stable for years and many of the
> others have not.

This is the key point for me -- it depends upon how stable the
dependencies are in each case; while it may be safe to refer to some
dynamically others we will choose to carry with us statically.

<snip>

> Incidentally, I'd also like to push the dependency information down to
> the modules.  At the moment, if you run:
> 
>   ant -Dbuild.module=luni build-java
> 
> I think the build still looks up (checks at the moment) libpng/jpeg/lcms
> headers etc.  This really should be handled by the awt module (and IIRC
> imageio module for libjpeg).  I like the idea of having dependencies
> specified within the modules (just as we do in the OSGI headers of the
> MANIFESTs for java code).

+1

Regards,
Tim

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