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Re: Debian/Ubuntu Java packaging - jMonkeyEngine

Hello Erlend,

All right, I will try to help you to package jMonkeyEngine, that looks
like a fun project to work with. It will take some time though, I have a
long list of TODO already, and to package this project, we need first to
package all its dependencies. Those projects looks already not so
trivial, and many use JNI bindings and native code, which I'm not very
comfortable with.

jogl 1.1.1 is already packaged for Debian, which is good,
lwjgl 2.5 is packaged in Debian, can you upgrade jMonkeyEngine to this
jinput 20100502 is in Debian, again, can you use this version?
gluegen is not packaged, we will need to package it first.
jorbis 0.0.17 is in Debian, can you use this version?
swt is available in Debian , which version are you using?
Also, can you make available the sources of jme-colladatabinding, if
possible with a versioned branch? This project will probably need its
own package, unless its release cycle matches jme, in which cse it's
less costly to package it inside jMonkeyEngine.

Most of the dependencies are already in Debian, so the troublemakers are
less daunting already ;-)

I'm CC-ing the Debian Java team, maybe some other people will be
interested as well to help.

When do you plan to release version 3.0? It would be nice to provide the
Debian packaging shortly after that release, and it would avoid some
unnecessary updates in Debian.


On 11/28/2010 11:33 AM, Erlend Sogge Heggen wrote:
> *Hello ludovicc,*
> Thanks for getting in touch
> <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10169360#post10169360>! I hope
> you don't mind, but I intend to let you take the lead on this one
> straight off the bat. I've tried contacting some other people found on
> similar Java packaging pages as the ones you pointed out, but I can't
> seem to get it right. With the links you provided me I've got some new
> options to pursue, but if you could just tell me to what extent you will
> be able to help us, we can take it from there.
> To answer your question in the thread, we use Ant. If make sure to
> reply-to-all then Normen and Kirill here will be able to answer any
> technical questions you might have. Our main goal here is to come up
> with a solution that won't be a drain on anyone's time, I hope that's
> reasonable.
> /Best regards,/
> /
> /
> /~ Erlend Sogge Heggen/

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