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Asheesh Laroia made me aware that pkg-java-maintainers may not be the
appropriate list. So I forward the message below.

Jan Dittberner

- ----- Forwarded message from Jan Dittberner <jan@dittberner.info> -----

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 23:14:45 +0100
From: Jan Dittberner <jan@dittberner.info>
To: pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
Cc: Arnaud Vandyck <avdyk@debian.org>, John Leuner <jewel@debian.org>,
	Michael Koch <konqueror@gmx.de>,
	Barry Hawkins <barry@bytemason.org>,
	Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>,
	Asheesh Laroia <asheesh@asheesh.org>
Subject: antlr package
X-Operating-System: Linux denkpolster 2.6.26-1-amd64 


recently I built a new package (xlwt) depending on a file in antlr (2.x
series). When I started work on xlwt one of the Python module team members
mentioned in IRC that antlr is not in a good shape too. I looked at antlr
during the last days and I have the feeling that the package could really need
some care.

I'm writing to all of you because I want to avoid starting work that may
already be in progress. The package page at [1] tells me that there is an
uploaded version by Asheesh Laroia at the mentors.debian.net repository [2]. I
looked at it and saw that the package fixes the RC bug but doesn't improve it
any further.

[1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/antlr.html
[2] http://mentors.debian.net/cgi-bin/sponsor-pkglist?action=details;package=antlr

I'd like to help with the package with reviewing patches fixing lintian stuff
and looking at the BTS (and hopefully find solutions for bugs). I'm in NM but
maintain some other packages [3] for a while so I have some experience with
packaging. Maybe my Java knowledge will be of help too (antlr spits a lot of
deprecation warnings that should IMHO be reported/fixed in antlr upstream).

[3] http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=jan@dittberner.info

Should I start working on the package? I could use svn if anybody could add me
to the pkg-java team on alioth (my alioth account is jandd-guest). Before
starting new work I think the diff between svn trunk and the current uploaded
version of antlr has to be committed to svn though.

I'm CCing antlr Uploaders and Matthias Klose who uploaded the latest antlr
version because I don't know wheter you're members of the team's list.

Jan Dittberner

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