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Re: qiime REMOVED from testing

Hi Steven,

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:45:50AM +0000, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> On 22/01/14 10:49, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Well, for king we have another problem that it depends from the 
> > deprecated libjogl-java and should be replaced by libjogl2-java.
> I tried removing libjogl-java, and KiNG still seems to work?

I admit that I was quite astonished that the package builds despite
the errors.

> I don't
> know if the graphics are being 'accelerated' or not, but:
> http://kinemage.biochem.duke.edu/kinemage/king-manual.html#tth_sEc3.3.2
> > This feature has been tested with various combinations of Java 1.4.2
> > through Java 1.6.0 and JOGL 1.1 through JOGL 1.1.1. JOGL is still
> > under development, as is this feature, and interacting so directly
> > with the hardware is always risky, so it's possible that OpenGL
> > rendering may hang KiNG on your computer. You've been warned.
> > 
> > Hopefully, a future version of Java (possibly the 1.6.x series) will
> > use OpenGL behind the scenes for all graphics operations, making KiNG
> > much faster and making this feature obsolete. Until then, this is a
> > work-around for large kinemages where performance is an issue.
> So it may be that graphics rendering is fast enough in openjdk-6 and -7
> that KiNG's use of JOGL is obsolete anyway?

This would be cool and I'd be very happy if somebody of the Java team
would comment on this.

> If the libjogl-java dependency is dropped, king should be installable on
> kfreebsd and then so would qiime.  And libjogl2-java transition can go
> ahead.

Most probably this would be the most simple solution.

Kind regards



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