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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [CODE] Is main/filter/source/config/tools/merge/pyAltFCFGMerge really needed
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:46:24 GMT

On 23.03.2012 16:27, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> On 03/23/12 10:23, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On my work on the LICENSE and NOTICE files I stumble over file
>> main/filter/source/config/tools/merge/pyAltFCFGMerge
>> I am not sure, if we really need this file:
>> - A look into its usage in main/filter/source/config/fragments/
>> reveals that it is only needed, if we are building without Java.
>> As far as I know Java is a build prerequisite. Or am I wrong here?
>> If it is a build prerequisite, then we can get rid of this file.
>> I had build on Windows 7 and Ubuntu and had to install Java for it.
>> Does somebody had experience on certain platforms building without Java?
> FWIW, there is a configure option to disable java but it's broken:
> attempting to use it breaks the build in ant.

Yes, I have seen this option during my investigation of this file and it 
confuses me, because Java was required on my attempts for Windows and Ubuntu - 
as I found it in the corresponding wiki documentation about building our 
project. (Yes, I know that this documentation is not up to date, but as far as I 
know we did not change anything regarding the usage of Java in the build 
process. Please correct me, if I am wrong here.

Thus, your experience with the configure option - on BSD I assume - shows that 
Java is needed for the build in your environment.

Best regards, Oliver.

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