[CentOS-docs] HowTos/JavaOnCentOS Wiki page revision?

Fri Jan 14 18:16:48 UTC 2011
Milos Blazevic <milos.blazevic at sbb.rs>

Hi all,

in respect of the "recent" CentOS forum thread, (found here 
I wrote a "Sun/Oracle Java Installation Manual for CentOS 5" - posted on 
my Wiki Profile page, http://wiki.centos.org/MilosBlazevic?action=show
and would like update the Java Wiki page with this content.

Of course, for this to happen only after a thorough revision of the 
manual by the community. All critics and suggestions are most welcome.

Now, regarding the current JavaOnCentOS Wiki page:
I'm fully aware of the "cry-outs" that the whole page needs a revision 
and a maintainer, and I'm willing to contribute in the form of "Java 
installation manual for desktop users", which is IMHO vaguely covered on 
the Java Wiki, section 3.1 "Java for the desktop user". Now don't get me 
wrong, although installing self-extracting .rpm is far from rocket 
science, novice users usually find it disappointing to find out that 
OpenJDK is still in use after they install a self-extracting .rpm 
binary. And this often leads to forum threads like the mentioned one above.

Anyway, the proposed article is supposed to deal with this and a few 
other minor matters (eg. a number of sun-javadb*.rpm files found in the 
working directory after the installation). Of course, I'd also like to 
discuss and possibly revise other parts of the current page, but sadly 
most of it (namely "Java for the developer and the server environment") 
apart from not being my field, is also more time consuming than I can 
afford at the moment.

Looking forward to your comments.

*Kind regards,*
*Milos Blazevic*


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