[OSM-dev] JOSM gcj

Jonas Svensson jonass at lysator.liu.se
Mon Jun 25 14:45:50 BST 2007


On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Frederik Ramm wrote:

> Hi Sander,
>
> > I was thinking of packaging JOSM for Fedora, and for that it has to
> > build with gcj (a free java implementation). After some quick hacks it
> > does work, but it needs a little bit of love.
>
> There's a guy on the talk-de mailing list who says he won't use software
> that requires evil non-free Sun Java so rather than just telling him to
> go away (which was my first instinct) I'd like to do a version that
> works with gcj.
>
> Can you provide me with the patches required to get going with gcj?
>
> And maybe a dumb question but I haven't used anything but Sun Java - are
> the two incompatible in a way that requires gcj-compiled .jars for
> execution with gcj and Sun Java-compiled .jars for execution with Sun
> Java, or will we be able to create .jars that run on both?
>
> Bye
> Frederik

Maybe OpenJDK is good enough?
<http://www.sun.com/2006-1113/feature/story.jsp>
It's supposed to be GPL but I have not tried it so I do not know if it
works.

/Jonas





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