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From "Lance J. Andersen" <Lance.Ander...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Use of 3rd party libraries
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:40:50 GMT
That is a very good point.  You could also use lib/ext as well and set 
the property  java.ext.dirs property accordingly

Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> Lance J. Andersen wrote:
>> There is also an issue on windows of a classpath size.  I know i have 
>> been burnt by this before.
> I think most projects of any size, commercial or open source, have 
> moved away from using raw CLASSPATH and use custom classloading.
> For example, a common technique is to have a "lib" directory where all 
> files get added into a single classloader - not perfect especially 
> when you may need multiple versions of a library but it works for many 
> applications.
> There are also things like the uberjar project at Codehaus for 
> bundling things together.
> -- 
> Jeremy

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