I've been running Sun Java on my Fedora systems for years and years now.
Having just installed F13, I figured I'd see how the yum induced Java
experience is lately. So I blithely yum installed Ant and ran "ant
-version" only to discover the classpath is not nice. So I figured I'd
google the Fedora Java howto documentation after discovering there is
next to nothing in /usr/share/doc/ant-1.7.1 that is Fedora specific.
But no such documents exist. Or at least my simple minded queries are
not turning up anything along the lines of: "Here's what you want to do
to set up a decent Java programming experience in recent Fedora releases
(say, f10 on up)" True, there is a fedoraproject.org
wiki page on
JavaFAQ but that seems very stale (f9 based) and there is a fedoraunity
project that has some material on Fedora/Java, but no sites that I would
characterize as authoritative or definitive.
Is anyone paying attention to this list aware of "good" Java/Fedora
documentation? Is there interest (other than mine) in seeing Fedora be
used as a first class Java development platform? If there is, in fact,
an opportunity to fill this gap, would the fedoraproject.org
wiki be the
place to put something? Someplace else?