Moving Freemarker back to main, and the servlet-api
I would find it very useful if we could find a way to move freemarker
back into main. As I understand it freemarker was moved to contrib because:
* freemarker now needs version 2.1 of the JSP specification [servlet
2.5] (It uses the javax.el package etc.)
* We have not yet packaged a version 2.5 servlet API in Debian.
* The only Debian package to provide JSP API 2.1 is Glassfish, which
is in contrib, forcing freemarker into contrib.
Have I got that right?
So I propose we create a new package, libservlet2.5-java, using the
Tomcat 6 source code (I realise Tomcat 6 isn't in Debian yet). Then we
can make freemarker build-depend on libservlet2.5-java, and move it back
into main. I'd prefer to do this fairly soon, rather than wait for
Tomcat 6 to be packaged.
Does that sound OK to everybody?
(In case you are wondering why I am so keen to move freemarker back into
main, it is because JavaCC will soon build-depend on it, and it would be
a Bad Thing if we had to take JavaCC out of main).