Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#337 closed enhancement (later)

openoffice-1.0.x wish: Is this usable without Sun/Blackdown java?

Reported by: lucius1@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: minor Keywords:


A bit of information at hints that OpenOffice might be usable without Sun/Blackdown java. If confirmed, this would be a good option to add for those who wish to avoid putting non-free software on their systems.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by tushar@…, 18 years ago

Resolution: later
Status: newclosed

Is JDK optional for runtime or compile time? Do you have any links to the relevant information? AFAIK, compilation still needs a JDK.

Additionally, OO developers are working on getting OO to compile using Kaffe/GCJ. OO uses lot of internal sun classes (package sun.*), hence the going is slow. Also, it is not a high priority item for them.

comment:2 by lucius1@…, 18 years ago

The hint of java being optional is at; a patch to allow version 1.1rc3 to install without java briefly appeared yesterday, but seems to have moved somewhere that I can't find it (or maybe been removed altogether). I also found these unresolved issues: At one point, I also found some gmane.comp.openoffice.* articles indicating interest in using gcj instead of Sun/Blackdown java, but now I can't seem to find them anymore. (They seem to be changing stuff rapidly on, causing things to be hard to find again.)

comment:3 by tushar@…, 18 years ago

I am closing this bug. AFAIK, there is no mention of compiling OpenOffice without Java, though (AFAIR) it is possible to install the precompiled version of OpenOffice without Java.

Decoupling Java and OOo is still a work in progress. If a new OOo version is released down the line which either does not need Java for compilation or can use one of the free JDKs, the issue can be revisited later.

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 8 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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