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I guess another point to consider is the complexity the maintainer faces
which compiling non-trivial java items. Build configuration and
compilation in the java world is not as refined as what autotools
provide for native compiled items. The build procedure for java items
differs from one item to the next... Though Ant does seem to becoming a
standard way to build, it doesn't address build configuration well. imho
On Sun, 2002-02-03 at 12:33, Matthew Kennedy wrote:
> So might this be the rule of thumb: If some Java application/binary is
> already available from the authors site in both binary and source form,
> and the author provides a binary build frequently and reliably, then use
> the binary from the ebuild?