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From "GOMEZ Henri" <>
Subject RE: RPMs (Was: Ant 1.5alpha refresh notice)
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2002 08:52:16 GMT
>I hate that too - but that seems to be the 'correct' layout 
>acording to 
>RedHat and fhs. 
>I allways preferred /opt/ hierarchy, with packages self-contained.
>However that's how major linux distributions work, and I don't
>think we should invent our own rules - even if the standard

Thanks Costin ;)

>I think the reason is that jikes is preffered because it's 
>'open source'
>and redistributable. Javac can't be redistributed by an open source
>project, only jre.

And jikes is 10 times quicker to rebuild some huge projects 
like xerces/xalan ;)

>They do a similar thing with tomcat - mostly to get around the scatered
>files and integrate with the other packages.

And we try to allways use open source package, ie replacing
PureTLS/Cryptix instead of JSSE, and mx4j ;)

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