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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: [GUMP@vmgump]: Project xmlgraphics-commons-test (in module xmlgraphics-commons) failed
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:08:06 GMT
Ok, I've removed the com.sun dependency:
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1028385&view=rev

Next step is fixing Batik, but not today.

On 27.10.2010 05:48:13 Helder Magalhães wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> 
> > I think we have to be pragmatic about that. This issue has been
> > outstanding for more than 2 months and hasn’t been dealt with yet. That
> > means that among the current team nobody has the knowledge or the time
> > to handle it. I have neither of those.
> 
> I've made partial testing (in the scope of Batik bug 46513 [1]) and
> I've notice some visual regressions in a test regard run.
> Nevertheless, I currently also lack time for a deeper understanding of
> what's happening/fixing stuff/committing changes. Generating a patch
> to that bug (with the required changes, textually describe in the bug)
> would at least be a good idea. :-)
> 
> 
> > Constantly getting Gump warnings is not only annoying, it’s also
> > dangerous as we may miss things that break in other areas of the code.
> 
> I'd say one of the not-dangerous-but-yet-very-important-IMO is not
> being compatible with most OSS distributions due to not using imageio.
> I guess failing to solve this issue we're forcing people to stick with
> Sun (errr, Oracle) and I guess that somehow goes against the ASF
> philosophy... Right?
> 
> 
> > So I’d go for any of the solutions below that is the quickest to
> > implement. If the loss of functionality that results of it really annoys
> > some users, they are free to step up and provide a better fix.
> 
> I agree on this. I'd expect other Batik developers would engage with
> work as well (specially Thomas, probably the most experienced Batik
> developer in this matter), but I'd go for simply breaking things a bit
> (by "short-circuiting" the proprietary classes), adding documentation
> in the site/leaving the previous code/configuration commented and let
> people affected to step in (for help). :-)
> 
> 
> > After
> > all, that’s how open source works, isn’t it?
> 
> Yyyyyyup! ;-)
> 
> 
> Cheers,
>  Helder
> 
> 
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46513
> 
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Jeremias Maerki


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