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.



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.