Talk:Gentoo Java USE flags

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I don't want to break things by simply moving this page and I am unaware whether Java allows subpages. But this should become a subpage of Java.

--Onkobu (talk) 20:00, 18 August 2021 (UTC)

Really this page seems to be abandoned as the history shows it from near the beginning of the wiki and really aimed at ebuilds and devs than users. Not sure what to do with it. --Grknight (talk) 20:05, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
It is for both users and devs. Devs add JAVA_PKG_IUSE into ebuilds, and that allows a package to offer doc/source USE flags for the user with Java's special handling, javadoc generation and zipping up the source. That section is mostly the dev usage, it does not really explain the user perspective. Essentially, the idea is to have doc/source USE flags for all Java ebuilds by default, but it might not be that widely used. When those JAVA_PKG_IUSE exist in an ebuild, a user can enable USE doc/source for those packages, without the need for doc/source to be listed in the packages USE flags or any handling of those USE flags by the dev. Thus, it applies to both devs and users alike; it saves devs time in ebuild creation, maintenance, etc and allows users to have doc/source USE flag set for Java packages.
I would say, feel free to do what ever you all see fit with the page. It might not need to be its own and can be added to other Java wiki pages.--wltjr (talk) 00:15, 19 August 2021 UTC
Those using for example »experimental« gentoo-vm are Java devlopers. That's why I came here. This includes for example hacking package/ ebuild ant-core to run tests with JDK 11. Question left: how can I move this page to become a sub page of Java? Seems possible according to MediaWiki but only if permission was granted/ role allows it. --Onkobu (talk) 14:47, 14 September 2021 (UTC)