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Re: Bug#324030: swt-gtk: FTBFS on 64 bit arches: error: cast from 'void*' to 'jint' loses precision

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 12:20:03PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 08:17:39PM +0200, Michael Koch wrote:
> > SWT generally runs on 64 bit archs. I built my Eclipse packages on amd64.
> > The problems is that you need to run JNIGeneratorApp on the sources. This
> > application replaces the integers used normally on 32-bit archs with longs
> > for 64-bit archs. Its IMO a bad design but the SWT people took this approach
> > to not need to use 8 byte variables to store pointers in them on 32-bit archs.
> Which is a pretty lame excuse, because sizeof(long) == 4 on 32-bit archs
> (not just Linux but most other platforms as well), and sizeof(long) == 8
> on 64-bit archs...

I dont think its a good idea either. Its just way they built it and its not so easy
to fix it in Debian only. Upstream definitely rejects patches doing this.
RedHat tried it.

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