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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] JPackage - new opportunity for Harmony?
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:01:25 GMT
On Nov 15, 2007 12:57 AM, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the Tomcat developers has pointed me to JPackage project[1].
> This project is distributing a rather big number of Java based
> projects for Linux in common way.
> It also distributes JDKs. Now they have only Sun JDK in their list.
> I think it would be good for Harmony to try to participate in this project.
> I've wrote a letter to JPackage discussion list and has received few
> favorable responses.
> So we probably should create JPackage compatible rpm of Harmony and
> suggest it for inclusion.
> The good thing that we can demonstrate all the benefits of Harmony's
> modularity by creating a set of rpms and let the user choose which
> parts of Harmony he really needs.
> Not so good thing is that we need significant changes to Harmony's
> build system to be fully compatible with building Harmony from source
> RPM. Which is probably not a requirement for JPackage but a good form
> for Linux community.
> However we can start from simple binary rpm based on Harmony M3 for example.
> Thoughts? Objections?

Strongly support the proposal. Thanks.

> Thanks in advance.
> SY, Alexey
> 1. http://www.jpackage.org


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