[Fedora-packaging] Java packaging guidelines draft

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Mar 26 14:21:02 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 10:14 -0400, Andrew Overholt wrote:

> Are you satisfied with Nicolas' answer on this one?

I'd still prefer a rewording there, to clearly state that if/when the
two documents are in conflict, the Fedora Java Guidelines win.

> > 3. "If the number of provided JAR files exceeds two, place them into a
> > sub-directory." What makes two the magic number here? Why not simply
> > more than 1?
> Again, is Nicolas' answer okay here?


> > 8. "%{_jnidir} usually expands into /usr/lib/java." This should probably
> > be %{_libdir}/java.
> I'd like Tom to comment here but I'm not sure multilib-ifying
> jpackage-utils is possible right now.

Is nothing in the Java space multilib? If not, maybe we can let this
slide as is, but I suspect lots of Java stuff is multilib, and we need
to get this fixed.

> > 9. I think you've got an accidental line wrap in the example for
> > "Packaging JAR files that use JNI"
> Is this fixed now?

Looks good.

> > 10. It might also be worthwhile to do an "ant" spec template and a
> > "maven" spec template. I'm not sure how different these two packaging
> > types would be, but the guidelines seem to imply significant
> > differences.
> Do the other messages in this thread satisfy you that this isn't worth
> it?

To be honest, no. If we're going to have maven based packages, I would
feel much better about having an example template.


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