14 Apr 2004 Anthony   » (Master)

Shared libraries and "the desktop"

With all of the recent discussion of GNOME desktop programming technologies, I'm really surprised that ability-to-generate-shared-libraries doesn't ever come up. I mean, really. Take a look at some of these library sizes:

  • GNU Classpath
  • java-gnome
  • Xerces, xalan and friends
Now imagine a number of featureful applications jitting their own copies of these things (or just loading their non-shared AOT compiled assemblies). Not a pretty picture.

This is just one more reason gcj rocks.

Work and taxes...

...have consumed much of my time this past week. I dropped the ball on some of my free-time-hacking comittments (sorry Mark :-) However, I did find a few minutes to mess with...

LiveCD experiment

distcc is installed, and it appears to work. I've even got tomcat starting up and serving the start of a nice web app. The tomcat in Fedora is pretty cool. I was able to drop a third party JSP tag library into the right place and it just worked. The only complicated bit (for me, at least) was figuring out all of the various apache and mod_jk2 configury. It probably would have been much easier had I read instructions somewhere.

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