Re: java library installation issues
* Egon Willighagen <email@example.com> [010405 00:14]:
> This would certainly be a good option... If we good get it as flexible
> as the proposed Perl launcher....
I've got to throw in my two cents: I too hate the idea of using any sort
of script to start execution of 'native-looking' Java programs. (e.g.,
if someone implements 'ls' in Java the last thing I want is for 'ls' to
be a perl script to muck around with environment variables or other
nonsense before running either a compiled and executable 'ls' executable
or the java interpreter with arguments to run 'ls.class'.)
However, if you are suggesting that we should supply a script to handle
'java' and choose among various .jar files or other nonsense, sure. This
makes more sense -- similar to the navigator script.
I don't think any launcher system should be all that flexible -- it
should accomodate the most common cases easily (though in my Java
development time, I've never needed more than just calling the java
executable directly with no mucking with anything :) -- but there is no
need to make it very complex since people with specialized needs will
probably find it much easier to just write their own launcher with the
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