[cp-patches] X/Escher peers

Casey Marshall csm at gnu.org
Wed Jun 28 22:09:23 UTC 2006


On Jun 28, 2006, at 8:35 AM, Roman Kennke wrote:

> The X/Escher peers for inclusion in Classpath.
>
> After some email exchange with Mark I think it would be best to handle
> the dependency on Escher just as we handle other dependecies on  
> external
> libs (GTK, Qt). The only problem beeing this lib is Java, and I  
> have no
> clue how to teach that to the autotools. Maybe someone has an idea? A
> --with-escher-jar=/path/to/escher.jar option would be a start.  
> Also, we
> need to exclude the X peer classes from build when no such jar is  
> found.
>
> Trying out the peers:
> Escher needs to be in the bootclasspath. The current JAR can be found
> here (older versions won't work):
>
> http://kennke.org/~roman/escher-0.2.3-pre.jar
>

Oh, and also, why can't we include the Escher source in external/? It  
sounds to me like it needs to be forked anyway (especially if it's  
going to get Xauthority handling, which it definitely needs). Is the  
author even working on it any more?
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