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Re: java again really



On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 10:39 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> 
> >> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >>>>     With this addition my jedit was installed fast and it works right. I 
> >>>> needs to be added to the document.
> >>> No, what needs to be added to the document is instructions on how to use
> >>> the alternatives facility to get these links set up properly.
> >>>
> >>> I can understand how Karl or anyone else might be led to fix these
> >>> things up by hand, as above, but it's better to use the tool designed
> >>> for the job.  But in order to do so, one needs to know what that tool
> >>> is.  It's not as common knowledge as it ought to be.
> >>>
> >>> man alternatives
> >> Do you think this manual page will help someone who doesn't have a 
> >> jpackage-style installation or compat package?  What is needed is for 
> >> that to be included in the disto.  Or at least full documentation on all 
> >> of the symlinks needed to construct one by hand.
> > ----
> > if this were the military, you just volunteered to do it.
> 
> I'd really like to know why the jpackage project appears to have given 
> up on fedora.  If the experts can't do it - or have reasons not to, 
> there's not much hope for anyone else.
----
I suppose we could conjecture but it seems far more logical to just ask
them if that is the case and why.

As you surely noticed from the links provided by Rahul the other day, it
is the intent of Fedora and Red Hat to incorporate Sun's JDK into the
main packaging...that is the point of Iced-Tea

Craig

Craig


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