Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Building the on Linux
Author Roman Rokytskyy
> Granted from a binary point of view compiling the java stuff does not
> make much sense. However from an open source view it does, and from a
> this is how we do it on Gentoo, it makes sense. Gentoo is a source based
> ports distro.

Yup, I'm using Gentoo since 2002 or 2003. :-)

> It's not easy and can cause all kinds of problems. The user can choose
> jvm, and attempt to compile a given package. We do not bind to a
> particular jdk/jvm and let the user decided and deal with the problems.

Then how do you link the It requires two .h files from JDK.
Does one need to have $JAVA_HOME to be specified?

> Which is either reported to the project and they resolve. If it can't be
> resolve, we make it depend on a particular jdk/jvm.

Would you like to create small (or detailed, if you wish :)) page for Gentoo
users that we can include in our wiki?

> Yeah there was comment that they did not like that aspect. I explained
> it had to be that way, and all is.

What didn't they like?

> Great. Finishining off the ebuilds now, and they should be in portage
> ~x86 within a few days, and hopefully in stable x86 within a week or the
> month at latest.


> Also if possible can the ant stuff build the jars less a version #?
> Makes it easier to link and not break links when installing a different
> version.

Hmmm... Actually I did this explicitly to allow configuration management in
the system. We do have and then two symlinks for an So why can't we use this approach here?

BTW, what is Gentoo's policy for jars? Where do they go? Is there some
system-wide classpath?