Include JAI in a .war package?
Is it possible to include JAI entirely in a .war package (a web application for Tomcat)? That format is my deliverable for a web application hosted on a university Tomcat web server, along with many other university web applications; JAI is a dependency of my web app.
Previously I have asked university sysadmins to install JAI in the server's JRE, and they did so. The problem is when they upgraded the operating system a while ago, they temporarily lost JAI, leading to some confusion; subsequently they asked me to deliver the next version of my web app without "external" dependencies, if possible. It was a reasonable request, but is this possible, with JAI?
Thanks for any insight.