Re: If there were a pure Java libSBML ...
18 May '09 15:13
So, here's a question for you. The Virtual Cell group has
(I imagine) one of the biggest Java code bases -- so what
happens now, with the current native binary version of
libSBML? How much trouble has it been to use in VCell?
>>>>> On 18 May 2009, Oliver Ruebenacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
curoli> Have you ever tried to deploy across different
curoli> A pure Java version can easily be deployed across
curoli> platforms without change (ideally). However, if
curoli> you depend on binaries, you need to provide
curoli> different ones for each platform. If a system
curoli> already has the binary installed but in a version
curoli> incompatible with your software, then you have a
curoli> problem. You can still run it in a cage such as
curoli> with Java Webstart, but that is infinitely harder
curoli> to deploy and debug than just putting a pure Java
curoli> application in a JAR for download.
curoli> The JNI approach also prevents you from avoiding
curoli> redundancies, for example, libSBML needs native
curoli> XML support, and your application may need Java
curoli> XML support in addition to that.
curoli> Take care Oliver
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