Though I will admit that a lot of the nut-drivingness has been taken out of it by Eclipse (even if it is black magyck). So, I’ve been playing with Higgins (btw, teehee!). Or, rather, trying to. It seems Higgins is a pile of different inter-related projects. Which is good, but each one has its own dependencies which it wants to find in a subdirectory called lib. The first issue here is when I discover that something depends on stax-api-1.0.1.jar, what am I supposed to make of that? I can do a bit of googling and discover that there is such a thing out there on the interweb, download it and plug it in. But surely there’s a better way? How do I know I got the right thing? Suck it and see?
And what when the required library is called serialiser.jar? That’s just a teensy bit vague. Now what?
Then there’s the issue that each one of these projects wants its own copies of each library. Which I can do, of course, but it’s tedious! Again, I ask, surely there’s a better way?
Someone please tell me this is a solved problem and I’m a moron for whining about it.
(And I haven’t even started writing Java yet, that’s when the real nuts-drivingness sets in)