On 22.11.2005 15:39:24 Dalibor Topic wrote: > On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 09:12:05AM +0100, Jeremias Maerki wrote: > > Hi Dalibor > > > > Good thing you're still lurking! :-) > > > > Well, FOP is very interesting for me in terms of having a free DocBook > toolchain on free runtimes that's well maintained. If you are around at > FOSDEM, it'd be great to have a small talk about FOP, Batik, XML > graphics and free runtimes, what works, what we still need, which areas > would need more work, etc.
I currently don't have plans for that. But I'll look into it. In the meantime, I'm always available here on the mailing list and via Skype. I've also set up a Wiki page where we can track all the issues involved here. Help is welcome. http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics/GnuClasspathCompatibility <snip/> > > > Yup. I was under the impression that the XML graphics project would help > > > work around the most dire problems, though. Right? > > > > As much as we can, anyway. I'm working on that. I don't think I'll be > > able to help improving IKVM. GNU Classpath might be easier to help with, > > but then I still don't have a clue how to work with GNU Classpath on > > Windows (Cygwin only coming with GCC 3.x, not 4.0). I haven't had the > > time to help myself to a true Unix environment, yet. I've got access to > > two Unix systems, both of which don't have GCC/GCJ installed and I have > > limited knowledge on unixish systems to simply know how to install > > additional software (if I'm allowed at all). And then I hate C/C++ and > > having to apply patches before I can compile some software. :-) So this > > means that it takes a lot of nerves to go after this. > > > Heh, I know, I know ... I can't build Kaffe on Cygwin without a patched > up jikes, with Davanum's patches from CVS, etc... I need to pickup my > conversation with Cygwin packagers to see if we can get Kaffe packaged > in there. With the recent CVS head it's possible to use Kaffe with GNU > Classpath like with JamVM, and other runtimes, but it's still some time > to go until I release 1.1.7. > > I'll play around a bit with gcjx on cygwin, to see if it works better > than jikes. Good luck! I'll keep trying myself. <snip/> Jeremias Maerki