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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 
> 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).

Yes thats a good idea. Please go ahead.


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