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Bug 375319

Summary: Provide JavaScript for the dev-java/icedtea6-bin build
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Branko Majic <branko>
Component: [OLD] JavaAssignee: Java team <java>
Severity: enhancement CC: proxy-maint
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 247140    

Description Branko Majic 2011-07-15 21:15:56 UTC
Currently the icedtea6-bin ebuild/package doesn't provide the JavaScript capability. This capability is enabled in the dev-java/icedtea ebuild through the dev-java/rhino. Most binary builds of OpenJDK also have it enabled by default.

It would be nice if this could be bundled in the dev-java/icedtea6-bin package as well. Common use is in the Apache Ant build scripts.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Vlastimil Babka (Caster) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-07-22 08:11:54 UTC
icedtea6-bin is mainly meant for easier bootstrapping of source-based icedtea, so we don't aim to make it feature complete. Is there a reason you can't use the source-based icedtea?
Comment 2 Branko Majic 2011-07-22 08:37:52 UTC
The main reason I went for icedtea6-bin in the beginning was due to icedtea package being testing for my arch (and for what matters, for all arches).

I've switched to using the icedtea package now, but I still think it would be a nice feature since by emerging the icedtea6-bin you don't have to pull in a lot of other packages required for building the icedtea package.

Adding a small elog message to the current icedtea6-bin ebuilds might be useful, though (i.e. let people know that icedtea6-bin is built with a limited set of features and direct them to icedtea for more features).
Comment 3 James Le Cuirot gentoo-dev 2016-08-05 19:55:14 UTC
Although this could still potentially be done for icedtea-bin:7, I don't believe it is worth it, especially now that icedtea:8 does not use Rhino for JavaScript. It comes with Nashorn instead.