[kaffe] zzlib dependency when building kaffeh only
robilad at kaffe.org
Fri Feb 8 18:44:24 PST 2008
Robert Schuster wrote:
> is zziplib really needed if all I want to do is compile kaffeh? If not
> would I would welcome a way to skip this test.
Unfortunately, kaffeh needs to be able to read classes from JAR files
like glibj.zip in order to create corresponding headers.
There is a way out, of course: rewriting the remaining two dozen files
in libraries/clib/native to use JNI rather than KNI. Then we could do
away with kaffeh completely, and just use gjavah/javah/gcjh, etc.
If you want to give it a shot, I'd suggest starting with
java_lang_String.c (just one method there), and pushing the
corresponding generated header file in include/Makfile.am to the JNI
header generation. The rest should be rather, as well.
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