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Re: Debian Java in Sarge

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 08:59:30AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I disagree.  It should give recommodations on how they should be
> built, to make it easier for the java developers to maintain the java
> packages.  Consistency reduce the work maintaining packages, and using
> a common system for building java packages make it easier to improve
> all java build systems by doing a modification only once, in the build
> system.

can you give an example of anywhere else in debian where developers are
forced to use a specific build tool/system for their packages?

instead of trying to force people to do things "your way", i would suggest
that you come up with an infrastructure for making these packages that
really is easier and consistant, and then say something like "packages
built with java must follow these guidelines.  we've made this easy
to do if you use these build tools".  i think you'll find most people
will gravitate towards doing so (debhelper is a good example of this),
and those who don't probably have a good reason (either because the tool
can't do what they want or maybe they've found a better way).



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