Carwyn Edwards wrote:
Where can I find more info about the thinking behind how Java
applications like ant/tomcat/xerces etc are being added to FC?
You should probably ask me ;) The plan is as follows:
1) Include Tomcat and Ant from RHUG/Naoko in FC2. Naoko has the
advantage that it exists and works (though not yet properly on
FC2). Naoko has the disadvantages of being incompatible with
JPackage and or being a pain in the ass to maintain. Hence:
2) a) Use the Naoko packages to bootstrap ourselves into the position
where we are building everything the usual way, with ant, and
then compiling the ant-built jars to native code.
b) Replace/augment the packaging architecture so that FC2 packages
are drop-in replacements for their JPackage equivalents in
order that JPackage stuff can be installed on top of FC2.
The current state of affairs is that #1 is in progress, and #2 will
happen after #1. It'll probably turn out that 2a slightly precedes
2b, but they'll pretty much simultaneous.
We Currently use Jpackage.org
for all our Java packages but it seems
that with FC2 onwards there are going to be horrible package
At the very least you'll be able to avoid conflicts by simply
uninstalling the FC2 Naoko packages. It's just me working on it at
the moment, and my priorities are to get it working first, and to get
it working without stomping all over JPackage second ;)
Is there any cooperation or plan in relation to this? As and end
user it's imperative for me that I should at least be able to plug
in either of the Sun/Blackdown/IBM sdks and get a full SDK
There's no big plan or anything, but I have been speaking with one of
the JPackage guys (Paul Nasrat). At the moment the big thing stopping
interoperation between FC and JPackage is the time we have available
to make it happen.