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Fri Dec 2 13:10:28 UTC 2011
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:18 PM, Federico <federicotg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Suppose somebody uploads a Java JAR file (executable via "java -jar
> myapp.jar"). Is the automated packaging process going to guess the
> "default-jre" dependency and the execution command line?
> I read in the spec there's a use case where the uploader will be able
> to review those guesses. Is that already possible?
At the moment, we're deploying something that is aimed at binary C &
C++ applications. It won't be smart enough to automatically package
JAR files. However, doing so would be a great idea, and should be a
straightforward matter of adding a JAR backend to pkgme. Such a
backend would probably work along the lines you suggest.
There's definitely an option in the spec to review the guesses that
pkgme makes. We're not 100% sure that we're going to actually do that.
It seems like a good idea to me, but maybe it won't help much and will
only complicate the UI.
Our plan at the moment is to get what we have actually up and
running, and then learn from that & quickly iterate.
Hope this helps,
PS. For those just joining in, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AppDevelopers
is a good launching point to all of the work that we're doing to make
app developer's lives easier.
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