[icedtea-web] RFC: Solution for IcedTea7 build issues

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Tue Dec 14 15:42:03 PST 2010

On 12:33 Tue 14 Dec     , Deepak Bhole wrote:
> > I still can't run the javaws or itweb-settings binaries with IcedTea7:
> > 
> > $ /home/andrew/build/icedtea7/bin/javaws -about 
> > Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: net/sourceforge/jnlp/runtime/Boot
> > Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: net.sourceforge.jnlp.runtime.Boot
> > 
> > I presume this is because IcedTea7 hasn't been patched to look for netx.jar and plugin.jar.  Do
> > we want to patch this in or do we have a better solution?
> > 
> I am starting to think that we'd be better off adding bootclasspath to
> the launcher for javaws, and modify the plugin to add plugin.jar to the
> classpath starting with 1.0 itself. The change should be trivial to
> test.. (if it starts up, we know it works).
> I will work on a quick patch and post it for review.

I was thinking the same but wasn't clear on the feasibility with regard to the plugin.

> In the mean time, I think your patch is ok for 1.0 and head.


> Cheers,
> Deepak

Andrew :)

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