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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [CODE] Is main/filter/source/config/tools/merge/pyAltFCFGMerge really needed
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:22:34 GMT
On 03/23/12 10:46, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 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/makefile.mk
>>> 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.
>
>

Yes.

I think it's only configure that is broken: why would we need "ant"
if we are not using java?.

It should be easy to fix and building without java is interesting on
many platforms (iOS?) but at this time it's certainly unsupported.

Pedro.


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