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From robert engels <>
Subject Re: Java 1.5 (was ommented: (LUCENE-565) Supporting deleteDocuments in IndexWriter (Code and Performance Results Provided))
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:03:18 GMT
It's been years and GCJ still doesn't have anywhere near full 1.4  
classpath libraries.

So now if we want to write code for Lucene we have to know what  
libraries are available for GCJ?

GCJ is a joke.

On Jul 11, 2006, at 8:54 AM, Andi Vajda wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, DM Smith wrote:
>> Eclipse has a built in compiler called ecj and it can compile Java  
>> 1.6 code today. However, unless classes are provided at runtime  
>> for linking, one will get build errors.
> It looks like ecj is going to replace the gcj java front-end  
> compiler thereby making the 1.5 language features available to gcj.  
> In the meantime, the classpath project is working towards adding  
> support for all JRE classes. I'm quite optimistic that we should  
> see a 1.5 capable gcj this year. This isn't saying much, however,  
> about which platforms, besides Red Hat Linux, this gcj would be  
> producing stable executables for. For example, gcj on Windows is  
> very far behind and is getting very little development time these  
> days.
> Andi..
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