[kaffe] Re: Future of extension libraries (Was: Re: [kaffe] NoSuchMethodError: javax/servlet/ServletContext.setAttribute)

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Sat Apr 19 07:19:01 PDT 2003

Personally, I think that the core Kaffe package should leave out any
extension libraries that aren't in Sun's JDK.  We should drop some of
the current extensions that are in there now that aren't in Sun's JDK.

It's not that I think we should be slavishly following Sun's lead on
these things -- instead, I think this is just an easy call to make that
will help us to keep focused, and make the overall job smaller (it's
still huge).

That said, I don't see any problem with releasing companion packages on
the ftp site that might contain various extension classes, demos, etc.

I also think it's easier on our users if the packaging and installation
of Kaffe closely matches what's in the JDK.  That will make it easier to
use and deploy (eg. just drop it in), and we'll get more adoption in the
long run.


 - Jim

On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 03:58, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> --- Greg Wooledge <greg at wooledge.org> wrote:
> > Dalibor Topic (robilad at yahoo.com) wrote:
> > 
> > > Could you try to rebuild latest CVS kaffe with the previous version of
> > > kaffe/scripts/kaffe.in and see if that helps?
> > 
> > Yes, that works.
> Thanks for the quick response!
> What apparently seems to happen is that kaffe tries to use its own servlets
> implementation (yes, there is one in libraries/extensions/servlet), which not
> up to date with the latest servlet specs, or at least the one required by
> freenet.
> We've had a similar case last week, with the javax.comm implementation and
> rxtx, where the way to get rxtx to work is to remove kaffe's javax.comm
> implementation ;)
> What I could do, would be to try to replace kaffe's implementation of
> javax.servlet with GNU Paperclips which apparently is more up to date with the
> latest Servlets specs. I could also try to replace kaffe's implementation of
> javax.comm with rxtx's one. But given that none of them is part of the JDK
> (1.4), I'd like to ask first if anyone objects before I do some big moves.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
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