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CPAN for Java?

 
Erik Ray
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I come from a Perl background and I really like the fact that there is a central repository of public domain modules available, called CPAN (comprehensive perl archive network). I can go to cpan.org and download almost any kind of general-use module from there. Is there something like this for Java? In other words, has someone set up an archive of classes that are free to the public, where all Java programmers go when they want to get a class rather than write their own? I hope the answer is not that there are many of these, because not to have a central repository means that I'd have to go looking in many places rather than one.
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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There are many of these.
 
Pauline McNamara
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So, do you have a favorite one Dirk?
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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I don't really like any that I've run across.
What are the characteristics of a site that would be a good code repository site?
 
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Ilja Preuss
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http://www.google.com
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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I agree with Ilja. The few times I've looked for code, I've used google to successfully do so.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Hey, maybe housing a repository here at JavaRanch would be a good idea. Something similar to the common package that is available on this site.
I know that ALL the BEST java develepors come to JavaRanch. Why not share some code that way?
Just a though.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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On a side note, I would be willing to build and house and maintain a repository site if I had willing participants to provide java packages for the site.
I would not accept any commercial java software. Only 100% open source PURE java packages would be available on the site.
Any volinteers to help build/maintain the site are welcome. Any feedback??
 
Irene Loos
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Great idea. I would love to help.
Irene
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Anything else regarding my repository idea, please direct your attention to this topic.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/37294/md/Java-Repository
Thank You
 
Steve Deadsea
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I keep my utilites ( http://ostermiller.org/utils/ )
on the giant java tree:
http://gjt.org/
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