[Bug 168012] Review Request: kawa

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Summary: Review Request: kawa


------- Additional Comments From green at redhat.com  2005-09-11 00:02 EST -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> I am not familiar with techicalities of gcj, so here are a few questions:
> There is a kawa.jar and /usr/lib/gcj/kawa/kawa-1.8beta.jar.*
> When started using the kawa-script, what is actually used?
> Is it so that the .so is used when present, and the jar file otherwise?
> Does gji know where to look for the .so file?

Both are used by the gcj java alternative.   gij starts by loading the .jar
file.  Before interpretation, however, it looks up each class' checksum in
/usr/lib/gcj-4.0.1/classmap.db, where it should find matches pointing it at

When you using a Sun/IBM/BEA alternative it just uses the .jar file.

> Here a few other problems:
> - kawa.1.gz seems to be empty

Hmm... strange.  Not for me.  Maybe this happens if you don't have groff
installed.  I'll add a BuildRequires.

> - in /usr/bin/kawa:
>   /usr/bin/java is a link to an alternatives file
>   Since this link may point to an other java implementation, perhaps
>   it would be better to hardcode /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/java

No, this is how it's supposed to work.  kawa should run on the current java

> - is it possible to build with --enable-kawa-frontend?

Yes, I can do this.

> - kawa -w opens a window which obviously uses GTK, however menu font size
>   is much smaller than the default on my desktop (it's not very useful
>   anyway)

This will improve automagically as libgcj improves (hopefully dramatically when
we switch to GCJ 4.1).

"kawa -w" runs perfectly if you switch to the sun java alternative.

Thanks for your feedback!  Here are new bits:

Spec Name or Url: http://spindazzle.org/FE/devel/kawa.spec
SRPM Name or Url: http://spindazzle.org/FE/devel/kawa-1.8.beta-3.src.rpm

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