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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Java toolset
From: Ian Emmons (iemmons_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-26 15:31:01


I think this would be a great addition to Boost.Build, but I would be careful about your target audience. I suspect that writing a general-purpose java toolset is unlikely to attract many users. Things like ant and Eclipse are very well entrenched and quite mature. However, there are a considerable number of mixed Java-C++ code bases (interfaced using JNI), and creating a unified build system for these is painful.

I did this by writing ant scripts for the bulk of my java code, jam files that are invoked from the ant scripts to build my C++ code, and a bit of Boost.Build trickery to invoke javac and javah to build the JNI layer.

If you were to create a toolset aimed primarily at JNI build tasks along with an ant task or two to make ant and Boost.Build interface easily, that would be a very useful addition to Boost.Build (and ant).


Ian Emmons

On Feb 25, 2012, at 9:26 AM, Felipe Magno de Almeida wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there any interest in a java toolset?
> Regards,
> --
> Felipe Magno de Almeida

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