Re: Moving Freemarker back to main, and the servlet-api
On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 12:38:43AM +0100, Paul Cager wrote:
> 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
> * 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).
Yes thats a good idea. Please go ahead.