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From "Robert Engels" <reng...@ix.netcom.com>
Subject RE: Results (Re: Survey: Lucene and Java 1.4 vs. 1.5)
Date Tue, 20 Jun 2006 22:42:28 GMT
Finding good SWT support on anything but the latest (and major) OS's is
going to be rather poor and inconsistent. Just check the SWT bugs
(especially for things like printing).

For a company that seems to want to allow their users to stay in the dark
ages - good luck with SWT.

-----Original Message-----
From: DM Smith [mailto:dmsmith555@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:24 PM
To: java-dev@lucene.apache.org
Subject: Re: Results (Re: Survey: Lucene and Java 1.4 vs. 1.5)


On Jun 20, 2006, at 5:21 PM, Yonik Seeley wrote:

> On 6/20/06, DM Smith <dmsmith555@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > In any case, there is still GCJ too.  If GCJ supported 1.5, and we 
>> > could make a 1.4 library with Retrotranslator, that should cover
>> most
>> > users, right?
>>
>> If I am not mistaken: future support for 1.5 in gcj is ambiguous 
>> and/or will be incomplete.
>
> You don't use GCJ right?


Correct. We couldn't because of our use of Swing. It appears that it is
sufficiently far along that it is worth trying again. The problem we have is
trying to explain to users how to install java in order to get our
application to work. If we could redistribute java as a seamless part of our
application we would.

We are planning to migrate from Swing to Eclipse's RCP/JFace/SWT and then we
can and would use GCJ. If Lucene goes to Java 5, we will need to re-examine
those plans.


>
> GCJ is currently incomplete, and needs patches to get it to work with 
> lucene (and lucene committers have accepted patches to ease this 
> porting in the past).  GCJ support in Lucene isn't  as much for the 
> end-user IMO, but for developers who maintain other Lucene ports.
>
> Time will tell how good the Java5 support is for GCJ.  Hopefully less 
> time rather than more ;-)
>
>
> -Yonik
> http://incubator.apache.org/solr Solr, the open-source Lucene search 
> server
>
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