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How to package part of Java tool as binary? (Was: Debian/Java)

On Thursday 10 April 2003 04:53, Michael Hackett wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Apr 2003 08:50:15 +0200
> Egon Willighagen <egonw@sci.kun.nl> wrote:
> > - or maybe even a CD image as an add on for Debian (including the
> > Blackdown  stuff)
> > - a Build-Java-software-on-Debian-HOWTO (including chapters like "how
> > to use eclipse", "how to compile ProgramX with gcj", "how to run
> > ProgramY with sablevm", etc, possibly/likely to use existing FDL
> > documentation)
> I think these would be quite valuable, speaking as someone who is
> finding it difficult to sort through the Java options. Also, I've read a
> little about some Java apps being available as binaries compiled with
> gcj, such that they are completely free, but these do not appear to be
> packaged for Debian yet. That's something I would really like to see.

Yes, me too as a developer... But I do not how I should put this in a Debian 

So, here's the question to all Debian/Java people:

Consider this software (cdk.sourceforge.net), The Chemistry Development Kit.
It has GUI stuff that cannot be run without a good VM, certainly not with gij.
But it also contains command line utilities which I would like to compile with 

Now comes the packeging stuff... it would be nice to put those binary command 
line utilities into a separate package, in order the get more flexible run 
dependencies... i.e. no java2-swing, or java1 whatsoever for the binary 
command line utilities... However, that package would contain the same 
functionality as an other package, i.e. the libraries.

Are there Debian packages yet, that are partly binary, partly java byte code?

> The rest of it sort of went over my head, as I'm still pretty new to
> most of the Debian process.

Well, the project I propose should be a distribution channel for information 
about using Java on Debian. So basically, you're target audience, so keep the 
input flowing...


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