[CentOS-docs] HowTos/JavaOnCentOS Wiki page revision?
Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Sun Jan 16 09:03:15 EST 2011
Ralph Angenendt wrote on 01/15/2011 03:39 PM:
> To me the article looks good, if you can incorporate it into the current
> wiki article (and not just replace that).
I beg to differ. The current Wiki article contains a lot of confusing
and obsolete information, and in trying to cover a multitude of Java
versions and different approaches for CentOS 4 and 5, fails to do any of
it well. Modifying it to merge in still more approaches such as the two
currently under discussion in this thread, and soon CentOS 6, will add
I would propose instead that a new "cover page" replace the current
page. It should comprise an introduction to Java on CentOS; briefly
discuss JRE, JDK, alternatives, and browser plugins; and provide links
to sub-pages; one of which may be the current page and/or multiple
sub-pages derived from it. Each subpage of JavaOnCentOS should be a
concise method to install a particular Java flavor on a specific CentOS
version, and should include its own detailed procedure on alternatives
and plugins if appropriate. Obsolete pages and information could either
be pruned or preserved in a "Historical" section. The two new
submissions should each get their own sub-page. A section at the end,
perhaps "Other Voices", could point to recommended external pages, such
as parts of the Jpackage site, or other HowTos.
If this approach is accepted I would be glad to help draft the cover
page, and to help with polishing sub-pages; having over the years dealt
with JDK via Sun(Oracle) RPMs, building JDK via the Jpackage approach,
and simple JRE/plugin installations.
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