Talk:Java package guidelines

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Java Binary Packages

"You do not need to compile Java applications from source."

What to do if I find a Java package, that is available both as binary and as source package? Are they supposed to co-exist (as packagename-bin and packagename)? Are they supposed to be merged? Is this up to the maintainer?

Concrete case is this and this package, that both provide the JavaFX Scene Builder, as it is developed by Gluon. I decided to notify the maintainer of the first package by leaving a comment, but did not file a merge request.

--Qw3ry (talk) 12:12, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Jar files (and no other files) [...] in a /usr/share/java/myprogram directory.

I'm assuming this includes .war files as well, seeing as they are basically .jar files. Or?

Necklace (talk) 10:17, 11 September 2019 (UTC)