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Re: gcj and etch freeze

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:53:20PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 12:54:39PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Any chance gcj >= 4.1.1-11j1 can make it into etch?
> gcj-4.1 hasn't been frozen yet, but whether this gets into etch depends on
> when it's uploaded.

I see.  Then I suppose it's entirely up to the maintainers.

> > Would be very nice to have gcjwebplugin-4.1.  We'll have no browser java support
> > otherwise.
> Is gcjwebplugin in a presentable state yet?

I'm not sure (at the time I wrote this, I hadn't tried it).  So far I found it
breaks with threads (#383704), but this doesn't sound hard to fix.

IMHO, if it works minimaly, and doesn't bring down the browser in case of
failure (like in #383704 ;), I would consider it more presentable than having
no java browser support at all.

> Last I knew, it still had
> serious security problems.

Which ones?  I can't see anything in the BTS.

> (BTW, why does the plugin package need to have
> the upstream version number in its name?)

It's a little weird.  The package that puts the plugin into firefox dir (via
symlink) is java-gcj-compat-plugin, but gcjwebplugin-4.1 contains the actualy
object.  I suppose when a few versions of gcjwebplugin-X.Y exist,
java-gcj-compat-plugin will decide which one is more suitable by changing the
dependency and the symlink.

Robert Millan

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