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Re: RFS: commons-jci [2nd try]

Hi Vincent,

On Tuesday 20 January 2009 21:16:41 Vincent Fourmond wrote:
>   Hello,
> Damien Raude-Morvan wrote:
> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "commons-jci" which is needed
> > for JasperReports (ITP #281346) itself needed for Spring Framework (ITP
> > #426259).
>   It seems fine by me. I have a few comments, though:
>   * Why don't you use the pkg-java repository ? As far as I can tell,
> you have the rights to do so, and this packages definitely qualifies as
> a good candidate

Because, AFAIK, nobody answer to my initial request email (back in September 
2008) :) But, I'm really happy to be part of pkg-java now and will move this 
package (and maybe others too) to it.

This lead me to 2 questions :
 - Is there some sort of policy which define good/bad candidates for pkg-java 
usage ? part of Apache Commons is a MUST ? being a framework too ? forbidden 
to contrib/non-free ?
 - And BTW, I was looking for pkg-java SVN repository layout and usage 
guidelines at java.debian.net and wiki.debian.org and can't found any up-to-
date documentation (just [1]). Do you have some links to share ?

>   * Why do you build-dep on openjdk but depends on
> java-gcj-compat-headless ? If it runs with java-gcj, it should build
> with java-gcj. I don't think we have (yet) a policy on that, but if it
> builds with java-gcj, you really should consider building with it, as it
> makes a lower requirement of Java runtime (unless you tweak the build
> options for openjdk), and it is available on many more architectures.

As you may have seen one of the binary-package (libcommons-jci-jsr199-java) is 
currently disabled but need >= 6.x Java API (i.e. JSR199 got included in Java 
6 release).
This is why I use OpenJDK6 and tend to prefer to keep it as prefered B-D JDK.

>   * I'd personally prefer an upload to experimental... (during the freeze).

This debate already took place last December [2] ;)
I'll update target release to experimental after playing with pkg-java SVN 

>   Cheers,

Cheers too,

[1] http://java.debian.net/developers.html
[2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.mentors/34403/focus=34425
[PS : No need to CC me, I'm subscribed to debian -java && -mentors]

Damien Raude-Morvan / www.drazzib.com

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