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From: "Peter B. West" <lists@...>
Subject: Re: jai
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:08:16 +0100
Petteri Räty wrote:
> Peter B. West wrote:
>>What's the story with jai?  When I install jai, I get some messages
>>about usage, involving very convoluted arguments to java.
> Well the message is useful if you want to use sun-jai-bin in your own
> projects. Our applications should install wrapper scripts that do this
> for you automatically. sun-jai-bin installs a jar file and a native
> library on x86. So to use you need to give java both of these files as
> arguments and this can be done using java-config. Actually all of our
> libraries could have these types of instructions but I think that those
> who want to code against libraries know how to use them. I don't know
> the history behind the instructions but they have been added there for
> some reason. Please feel free to provide a better one and I will update
> the ebuild.
> Regards,
> Petteri Räty (Betelgeuse)

Ok.  So I link from .../jre/lib/ext and .../jre/lib/i386 to the jars in 
/usr/share/jai-bin and /opt/jai-bin, and forget about the args and 
wrappers.  Will this break anything?

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