[Mageia-dev] Java-Policy first draft published

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Wed Jan 12 17:32:35 CET 2011

Le mercredi 12 janvier 2011 à 11:24 -0500, Frank Griffin a écrit :
> Farfouille wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I have published a first draft of Java application package policy. http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=java_applications_policy
> >
> > Corrections and comments are welcome.
> >   
> The bit about pre-packaged JARs may cause trouble.  In theory, it's
> great, but many applications depend upon certain versions of their
> utility JARs, and can't all run with the latest versions.  Any such app
> would have a Requires for its specific version, which would prevent the
> utility JAR from being updated with a newer version for other apps. 
> This is why EJB allows EJB apps to include their own specific versions
> of utility JARs, which are visible to them but not to other apps or the
> container itself, and also why Maven uses versioned artifacts.

That's the same issue for everything.

Shipping binary jar given by upstream tarball cause trouble because you 
1) cannot patch them in case of bug
2) cannot see how and what was compiled 

That's not very free software friendly, and I think we should refuse

Michael Scherer

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