On 03/08/2014 03:37 AM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
>> Sorry I am missing something. Why can't we keep the old pdftk that
>> works with itext2?
> Check the whole thread - because of GCJ dependency. iText is second
> issue. The first could be fixed by rewrite of offending part of code
> to Java but someone would have to do it first. That's how I understand
> this situation.
The only things I read in the thread are "GCJ is abandoned" and "we
really want to get rid of GCJ". Am I supposed to come to the
conclusion that the GCJ package is dropped from Fedora? If so, where
is this decision made? Why was it made without consulting GCJ users?
The problem is more to do with upstream maintainership. If GCJ is to
be used in the future it needs to be updated to a current version of
the Java class library, but that's a lot of work. GCJ is still a
pretty good compiler for the Java language, but it's stuck at JDK5