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From Gilles Sadowski <>
Subject Re: [math] moving resources folder
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:43:26 GMT

> >>
> >> Some times ago, we had a discussion about some issues with Android
> >> devices. One issue was that the packaging system for Android did remove
> >> some folders we put inside META-INF. The folder we put there was
> >> localization.
> >>
> >> I would like to mode this folder from META-INF/localization to a new
> >> assets/localization, to better match Android (but not completely as we
> >> do not use their specific localization API and associated xml files).
> >>
> >> If we need other resources, they should also be put under this "assets"
> >> directory.
> >>
> >> What do you think ?
> > 
> > Why not "resources" (which already exists and is more Java-ish)?
> The problem is not the resources folder, which is maven standard layout
> and should be used, as Sebb points out.
> > [Maybe it's the use of "META-INF" that is the problem.]
> Yes, the problem is the structure below the resources folder, which is
> the one that will be copied into the generated jar.
> For now, we have resources/META-INF/localization, which appears as
> META-INF/localization in the maven generated jar. I would like to have
> resources/assets/localization, which would appear as assets/localization
> in the jar.
> This is compliant with maven since in the project structure it lies
> below the resources directory, and this would be compliant with Android
> for which application specific resources should be in an assets directory.

Does that mean that what is (just) below "resources" is not application
Why would be the behaviour with "resources/localization" instead of
Did you have a problem because the "FastMath" resource data was under
"resources/data"?  Or is it specific to l10n?

> The current directory, lying under META-INF, was stripped out because
> some build/conversion tools considered they own META-INF.

I always thought it was strange to have the files in there... :-}


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