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Re: [opensuse-java] any voluntaries for support java educational software
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 02:21:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <48409A06.2070805@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Michal Vyskocil wrote:
| On Thursday 29 May 2008 07:11:41 Pascal Bleser wrote:
| [snip]
|> Well personally, I don't see the point of "always building".
|> It's JVM bytecode. It's portable. No point in building (except to
|> make sure it compiles and runs with JDK 1.4 if 1.4 is all you have
|> and you don't trust upstream saying it runs with 1.4).
| Hi,

Hi Michal

| the source code is really necessary for a future maintenance - patching
| of the application distributed as jar(s) file(s) is possible, but it is
| a hell!

Mmmm.. yeah, OK, that is indeed a valid reason.

| I understand, that for BuildService only it is not important, because
| there's no maintenance - maintaner could update to newest version, if
| its necessary. But that package is unusable for openSUSE and vill not


| be included to the distribution.

OK, makes sense.

| [snip]
|> None, besides using the macro instead of the environment variable.
|> Just a matter of taste on this one.
| One advantage of using macros instead of environment variables is, that
| the macros are expanded in the scripplets (%post/%pre/...), but the
| environment variables not. So an output of the rpm -q --scripts will be
| different.

True, forgot about that one :)
But I always use macros wherever possible anyway ;)

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