Re: JDeveloper for FC3 Linux

From: PoppaSmurf <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:42:55 GMT
Message-ID: <32iwd.27515$U47.2167_at_clgrps12>

vejan wrote:

>> I hope you realize that Fedora Core is nothing but an alias for "Red 
>> Hat Beta".  You need to ask yourself why you want to put a 
>> business-critical function like development on a beta OS?

> I do not see a problem with any Linux Distribution because jdev is
> packed in an archive an requires only a valid CLASSPATH or JAVA_HOME set
> from where you run jdev. hmm I use gentoo and probably it is even more
> "beta" as You call it but it works like a charm and has more nice
> features than any "official" distribution backed up by a company. It all
> depends on your sysadmin capabilities.

I specifically pick on the SuSE Pro and Fedora series, and from they have the following statement:

"A proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products."

FYI: I don't consider Gentoo, Debian or any of the others 'Beta', just 'Unsupported'.

I also totally agree with your sysadmin capabilities comment. I do find it curious that 'developer' now also includes role of 'sysadmin', and raise concern about the quality of software being developed when the developer will divert even more time from development to non-development tasks.


>> There is NO special version of JDeveloper for Fedora Core 3.  The 
>> version is the same as the one you used before, with minor adjustments 
>> that you make based on the experimentation that the OS permits.

> That's it but there is little to do anyways probably just CLASSPATH and
> JAVA_HOME environment variables.
> Try to run it from a shell and post the error!

Good advice. Received on Thu Dec 16 2004 - 16:42:55 CET

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