Feature idea: Java library installer

Nov 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Hi guys,

I have a new feature idea: Adding java libraries using the ikvm java to .net compiler.

There are a lot of unique libraries to the java world, why not let .net users easily use them ?

The tools to do this are available[1].But it''s a relatively complex process requires knowing the tools , looking for stuff , managing java classpath etc.

Nuget can make this accessible to many .net developers, while giving them huge value.

 

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The ikvm compiler basically compiles java libraries into .net files.

Java has the maven tool which enables software repositories similar to nuget. Many are distributed but some are centralized like<cite> mvnrepository.com.</cite>

There's also uberjar if it's important to bind all the java libraries into a single assembly.