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On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 15:32 -0500, T. J. Brumfield wrote:
Can we get a list of all the components that require Java that would need to
be reimplemented?

To start a list we could add:
  + XSL transformations (an easy hack to replace by libxsl)
  + Base HSQLDB backend
  + Base report builder (using Pentaho IIRC)
  + Impress HTML export wizards
  + Possibly other wizards in Writer and Impress
  + Misc UNO extensions

With a list it would be easier to determine if it is feasible to replace
those components.

Removing Java completely is a No-go for me as this would prevent
developers to write extensions and automation in Java. There are
currently no other quick and simple way to extend OOo / LO for people
who don't really care about the internals. Removing all Java
dependencies from LO (and then removing the Java UNO bridge) would mean
that we will exclude:
  * Java extensions developers & users
  * Java external apps using LO

The JVM isn't started unless some Java code needs to be run... I would
go for removing as much as possible (mostly the XSLT and Base things)
but keep it around for the UNO bridge: this would help us gain on

Cédric Bosdonnat
LibreOffice hacker
OOo Eclipse Integration developer

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