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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject good system setup for Java dev on linux
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 21:03:36 GMT

This is mildly off topic. Instead of asking about a build process setup, 
I'm asking about a build PC setup

I'm building up a new desktop as a redhat 9.0 system, rather than winXP. 
Till new I've used linux for servers (the eponymous 'eiger'); going to 
client is new for me. But a P4 xeon with 150GB of scsi HDD is too good 
to waste on windows. Except for gaming of course, which is hard to do at 
work (people notice).

I'd like some advice on a good layout for installing things like ant, 
java, etc.

1. should I trust the rpms, or install everything (like tomcat) myself 
into places I know.

2. what are the standard places to install the jakarta stuff.

3. Does anyone out there use Gump to check out and rebuild the core 
jakarta stuff they dev with *Every night*.

I am thinking of having gump not just build and test my code, but create 
the basics of ant, tomcat, jboss, xerces, commons, etc, every night, and 
put those deliverables on my path, run them as servers, & so on.

That may be excessive change, but its a good way of catching 
regressions. Maybe too good - I may want to stick to a core of things 
that I use heavily (ant, axis) and just set up a manual check out and 
build of the rest.



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