[Libreoffice] [PATCH] If there's no java, don't do the java stuff

Christophe Strobbe christophe.strobbe at esat.kuleuven.be
Mon Jan 9 04:04:20 PST 2012

Hi Korrawit,

At 18:24 8-1-2012, Korrawit Pruegsanusak wrote:
>Hello all,
>This attached patch fixes build on windows / cygwin.
>I'm building --without-java, and it breaks because not found
>"java_uno_accessbridge", which seems java-related.

I noticed on the mailing list that David Tardon has already pushed 
your patch, but I'm still curious to know: did you have the Java 
Access Bridge [1] installed when you tested this patch (I assume you 
didn't have it because the build broke)?

[1] <http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/index-jsp-136191.html>

>So, I add a check whether we have "SOLAR_JAVA" before doing this thing.

So java_uno_accessbridge is only added when "SOLAR_JAVA" is set to 
"TRUE", which AFAICT is something that happens at compile time.
I assume this patch is part of the work to (locate and) reduce Java 
dependencies in order to (1) make it easier for developers to build 
LibreOffice (e.g. when working on patches that have nothing to do 
with Java), and (2) eventually transition to a LibreOffice without 
any Java (i.e. for everybody, not just developers). So when the Java 
Accessibility API has been replaced by the IAccessible2 API, and when 
the Java-dependent wizards have been replaced, SOLAR_JAVA will become 
irrelevant. I'm basically trying to increase my understanding of 
what's going on, so feel free to correct me of I get it wrong :-)

Best regards,


>My incremental build went fine after this patch, and the program
>started well :-)
>Please feel free to comment :-)
>Best Regards,
>Korrawit Pruegsanusak

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