FC4 slimfast slimfest

Andrew Overholt overholt at redhat.com
Mon Feb 21 22:55:24 UTC 2005

* Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> [2005-02-21 17:29]:
> Once upon a time, Andrew Overholt <overholt at redhat.com> said:
> > 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.
> Well, in part because it wasn't there before (while python, perl, etc.
> were).

It's sad that much of the java stuff wasn't in FC3 because a lot of it was
in FC2 and prior releases (IIRC).  Correct me if I'm wrong here (and I know
that Eclipse wasn't there :) .

> However, right now, Java requires a second C compiler (gcc4), which is a
> significant penalty.  Once the standard gcc can handle Java, then maybe
> some base can be included.

This leads me to one suggestion ...


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