FC4 slimfast slimfest

Andrew Overholt overholt at redhat.com
Mon Feb 21 22:22:00 UTC 2005

* Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> [2005-02-21 17:17]:
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 04:33:54PM -0500, Andrew Overholt wrote:
> > If Eclipse goes then so does all of the Java stuff since Eclipse is our
> > bytecode compiler.
> Java can all live in a java repository. There is a vast amount of it and we
> don't have room.

I would like to see at least a minimal free Java toolchain/environment in
Fedora.  This is a slippery slope that leads to language-ism, IMHO.  Why
stop with Java?  Let's put all python stuff in its own repository as well.

> Not only that but a java repository set has a natural focus and since
> most of it is in java it can run asynchronously to the OS updates too

Except for the natively-compiled stuff.  Plus, I believe Sopwith said this
kind of 3rd party repository isn't possible ATM.


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