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  10 Reasons We Need Java 3.0
Subject:   Most important, but perhaps not Java 3
Date:   2002-08-06 10:31:27
From:   mockturtleneck
The class loader conversation begins to touch upon this, but commercial java apps all package and deliver every jar they use to avoid inconsistencies with existing jars in the classpath.
That is rediculous. We need a 'registry' of jars and versioning information available to the runtime (especially the installers).
Don't beleive me? Search your hard drive for Xerces.jar ... I have seven and I've never downloaded the Apache package!
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  • Most important, but perhaps not Java 3
    2004-01-07 15:01:24  anonymous2 [View]

    I can't agree with your suggestion. Every application should come with its own set of libraries. This guarantees that updating application A has no impact on application B. How many *different* Xerces.jar version have you got on your system?? I guest more than two at least! Personally I prefer wasting some KB rather than running into something, windows programmers/users call "DLL hell".