Posted Apr 7, 2005 23:55 UTC (Thu) by mjw
In reply to: A shamei
Parent article: GCJ - past, present, and future
How about OpenOffice.org? If Java helps them develop more features for it faster, and if they can run with gcj (and apparently they can, given what Red Hat is saying about FC4), more power to them!
The use of the java programming language in OpenOffice.org 2 was a big worry to a lot of people because the free alternatives for java, like kaffe and gcj, were not up to date enough to support everything the OpenOffice.org hackers wanted to do. So a lot of energy has been put into making sure GCJ 4 does support what the OpenOffice.org 2 build process requires.
You can follow the work of Caolan McNamara to see the progress. And Anthony Green posted a screenshot of OpenOffice 2.0 database application running on hsqldb with a fully Free gcj-based runtime stack on FC4test1.
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