[kaffe] Re: [Classpathx-discuss] [gnujaxp] javax.xml.* conform to jaxp1.1

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Mon Aug 25 05:28:01 PDT 2003

Arnaud Vandyck wrote:
> On 22 Aug 2003 11:05:25 +0100
> Nic <nferrier at tapsellferrier.co.uk> wrote:
>>Would Debian have  a problem with this? It's just  a dependancy on the
>>package isn't it? Most people will already have libxml2 I suspect.
> No problem with Debian. But maybe  with other JDK/ JRE. What does kaffe,
> sablevm, jikes, gcj and so think about this?

An optional dependency on an external library is not a problem for kaffe.

Preferably, the external library should be available on seral platforms, 
since kaffe is trying to be the 'netbsd of virtual machines' and run 
almost everywhere. But it's not a 'must', for non-essential (i.e. not 
used in the bootstrap process) libraries.

In the best case, there would be a pure java implementation as a 
fallback for those systems without libxml2. But I guess, that's up to 
developers on those platforms to implement, which don't have a libxml2 
port yet.

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