Re: Creating Packages for FOSS Java GIS Applications
>  Place the JAR file with the main class in /usr/bin/openjump.
I suspect you mean /usr/share/openjump/ here.
> I will try to overcome the challenges that arise from placing
> plug-in jars and supporting files in /usr/share/openjump or
> /usr/share/java/openjump. (Which one of these folders would be more
I would say that generic stuff should go in share/java/, and
application specific stuff should go in share/openjump/.
> If this can't be done I will place the plug-ins in a subfolder of
Again, I suspect you mean /usr/share/openjump/ here.
> If OpenJUMP is using a fairly generic Java library, and a Debian
> package for it does not exist, should I prepare a Debian package for
> it and declare a dependency in my control file? I imagine sharing of
> Debs for common Java libraries is one of the benefits of Debian's
> package system.
Yes, libraries from other sources needed by openjump should be placed
in separate Debian packages.