Kaffe package for Linux Mandrake

Archie Cobbs archie at whistle.com
Tue Mar 14 10:31:27 PST 2000

Maurizio DE CECCO writes:
> i am currently taking care of the kaffe package for the next Linux Mandrake
> distribution.
> I also develop in Java using kaffe, and i had quite a lot of problems
> with the kjc version included in the kaffe 1.0.5, in particular getting
> ClassNotFound exceptions instead of syntax error reports in some case,
> and a deadlock in the middle of the compilation; both were very difficult to
> reproduce with a small code base.
> Anyway, our code compile just fine with the lastest kjc (1.4C), so i would
> like to include this one in the distribution (ok, there are still bugs
> are discussed here before, but it is usable).
> What the kaffe people would prefer:
>      1- i make a 1.0.5 distribution adding the kjc 1.4C as a patch.
>      2- i take the latest snapshot (is it stable enough ??), that i understood
>         include the newest kjc.
>      3- I wait for the kaffe 1.0.6 (or whatever) ?

I'd recommend option #2 .. which contains the latest version of kjc
with some extra patches..

> Another slightly related point: is this the place where to post
> bug reports and patches ? 

http://www.kaffe.org has a bug form .. unfortunately it may still
be broken, but try it first.

> Some weeks ago i tried to use the bug report
> system but without a lot of success; and sometimes i have fixes to propose :->

Patches are welcome here .. :-)


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