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Re: OpenOffice.org and Java in Fedora

Hi Dan

Can You exaclty describe whats the difficult therms in the Java licence? And why it hinders to integrate Java to the Fedora Core?


Dan Williams schrieb:


I've completed adding the required bits to the specfile.  I hope to
release a 1.1.0-7 fairly soon that includes the enable-java stuff and RH
9 build support for those of you wanting it.  Unfortunately, Mozilla
address book integration won't work on RH9 because the system mozilla is
built with gcc 2.96 and OOo with 3.2.2...  However, the rest should be
fine (oh, minus startup-notification though).

I also merged required enable-java stuff to gnome.org OOo (ie Ximianized
OOo) so when I switch over to that you'll have it if you'd like it.

If you do build with Java, the following things are true:

1) openoffice.org RPM will require libawt.so
2) RPMs will be named as such:

Still for the future, Red Hat won't be building and distributing
Java-enabled builds of OOo for Fedora.  This will change immediately
when Java gets a license compatible with the license under which Fedora
is distributed, or when gcj support gets into OOo.


On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 20:40, ByteEnable wrote:


After some thought and discussion, I've come to the following

Since Fedora does not include Java for licensing reasons, all Red
Hat-built OpenOffice.org RPMs for Fedora will NOT include Java support,
and will NOT be built with Java enabled. It's not good form to supply
an RPM that cannot be built on the platform it is intended for. Therefore, when you install Fedora and OOo, anything that requires Java
will not function.

However, I will attempt to keep a "Java-enable" switch in the specfile
that will allow Java-enabled building on Fedora, provided you have a
JRE/JDK installed.  I will attempt to keep Java-enabled building
up-to-date and functional.

In the future, I hope OOo will compile using gcj or other free Java
environments. This is something we'll be working towards, and other
shave this same goal in mind (Debian). When gcj is able to compile the
Java bits of OOo, the Fedora RPMs will include those patches. Its


to mean some work though.

So in summary, I'm not going to build Java-enabled RPMs of OOo for the
time being. But if you'd like them, I'm happy to keep it possible (and
will try to keep it building out-of-the-box with a specfile switch).


anyone would like to help out in getting OOo to work with gcj or other
free Java environments, by all means contact me and I'll try to point
you in the right direction.


Hi Dan,

Could you also move the -mcpu override's in solenv/inc/ into the spec
file using a variable?



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