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Re: Instructions for building JavaHL

From: Patrick Mayweg <mayweg_at_qint.de>
Date: 2005-01-26 07:33:25 CET

Hi Mark,
i am the author of the javahl binding. But not the author of the
integration into the main bilding system.
If you want to build the javahl binding on the 1.1.* branch on *nix
system, it is not so complicated anymore.

First run ./configure --enable-javahl [--with-jdk=...] [--with-junit=...]
plus your usual options. The with-jdk option is needed, when JAVA_HOME
does not point to your jdk directory. The with-junit option is need when
you want to run the tests and should point to the junit jar.
Then run
make javahl
make install
make install-javahl
[make check-javahl]
That should give you a usable javahl binding.

Mark Phippard wrote:

>We are pretty regularly getting our asses kicked over on the Subclipse
>mailing list because no one can figure out how to build JavaHL on *nix and
>everyone seems to think that JavaHL comes from us.
>Is there any way some definitive build instructions could be created, and
>perhaps list some gotchas?
>Is there any way we could encourage the various package maintainers to
>start including JavaHL in their packages?
I know that SuSE has rpm's available with javahl included. Gentoo should
build javahl by default and there are fink packages for MacOS.

>I am not a *nix programmer, so this isn't something I could create. I
>might be able to help maintain it over time as user's on the various lists
>report problems. FWIW, I was able to build it on Windows fairly easily,
>and while I do not know a lot about *nix, I was able to build it on Linux.
>However, it took a lot of trial and error and Google, and I do not really
>understand everything I did,
>From using Google and my own trials, it does appear that there are a lot of
>possible switches and options that can effect the process.
>The Subclipse plugin for Eclipse has made a lot of progress as we near our
>1.0 release. I would say we are now within shouting distance of the
>quality and completeness of TortoiseSVN. It is a shame to have it all
>marred for *nix users by this problem.

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