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From: Krzysiek Pawlik <nelchael@g.o>
Subject: Re: Deprecating JDK 1.4
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:59:51 +0200
Petteri Räty wrote:
>>  * change eclasses that have >?=virtual/jdk-1.4.* (java-gnome and 
>> php4_4-sapi)
> 
> java-gnome eclass is not used by anything so just best to make that one 
> die and you will want to check with the php people if that eclass is 
> needed any more either

Ok.

>>  * rev bump every package with >?=virtual/jdk-1.4.*:
>>    * if package has soft dependency on 1.4 (>=1.4) - raise it to 1.4 - 
>> that's the easy case
>>    * if package has hard dependency on 1.4 (=1.4) - try to compile 
>> with 1.5, eventually patch it to work
>>    * if package refuses to compile/work with >1.4 - package.mask, 
>> slate for removal
> 
> Yeah just check for reverse deps.

Sure - that's the important (and time consuming) part.

>>  * get all rev bumped packages stabilized (if package has stable 
>> version in corresponding SLOT)
>>  * remove old versions of touched packages
>>  * remove java5 use flag
>>  * start dropping generation 1 from the tree:
>>    * make old eclasses a stub - so unmerge works
> 
> I would just leave a dying version because of all the ebuilds around.

Possible too, but not in unmerge code path - better to keep unmerge working.

>>    * remove generation 1 bits from JDK ebuilds
>>    * package.mask java-config-1*
>>  * remove virtual/jdk-1.4.1
> 
> There's also a couple of other things to do with our tools so please 
> talk with me before doing this step.

Sure.

-- 
Krzysiek Pawlik   <nelchael at gentoo.org>   key id: 0xBC555551
desktop-misc, java, apache, ppc, vim, kernel, python...

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