pdflatex errors in doc dir

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 19 09:38:00 GMT 2013

On Jul 19 00:24, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 2013-07-18 16:15, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul 18 13:34, Warren Young wrote:
> >>2. Switch to FOP based document formatting.
> >>[...]
> >>The downside is the new dependency on FOP, and hence, Java.
> >>
> >>FOP is in many Linux package repos now, and where it isn't,
> >>installing from the dist tarball is easy.  Installing Java on Linux
> >>is easy these days, too.
> >>
> >>On Cygwin, you have to go through Cygwin Ports, and then hack
> >>/usr/bin/fop to add "-Djava.awt.headless=true" to the java command,
> >>else you're forced to run under X.
> Yes, I have fixed that locally as well.
> >That's really not an option.  It's much too complicated and I don't
> >want us to rely on non-OSS software just to build the docs.
> FWIW, Cygwin Ports' Java implementation is based on GNU Classpath
> and JamVM, which is all FOSS and fairly lightweight, but obviously
> not a perfect replacement for Su^WOracle Java.  FOP and all its
> dependencies are also FOSS, and they are present in Fedora.
> This is sufficient to run FOP to build PDF versions of the X.Org
> documentation, Ant to build most Java packages, javac/javah/etc. for
> compiling Java, ECJ as the built-in compiler for gcj, not to mention
> the few Java-GNOME programs in Ports.

Just a misunderstanding on my part.  Sorry.


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