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installing jar files
Authored by: zgrose on May 19, '01 04:04:05PM

the classpath is actually fairly easy to understand albeit very verbose. :) some people like to maintain a global CLASSPATH variable in their environment, but i don't like that approach since you tend to lose sight of the dependencies between your programs and their libraries.

the approach i like (and i think most java apps take), is to use the -classpath parameter to the java application. the classpaths can get *very* long, but you have precise control over what is going on. for instance, one application can use one XML library and another use a separate XML library without clashes.

my recommendation is to make heavy use of -classpath (or let MRJAppBuilder do it for you) rather than using other means.

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