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Re: package Apache James for Debian

2011/8/25 Ludovic Claude <ludovic.claude@laposte.net>:
> On 24/08/2011 11:41, Ioan Eugen Stan wrote:
>> 2011/8/23 ddave Dave <ddave1403@gmail.com>:
>>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Eric Charles <eric.charles@u-mangate.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I think you didn't send to debian-java@lists.debian.org (just click on
>>>> reply-to-all to be sure).
>>>> Thx.
>>>> On 23/08/11 11:38, ddave Dave wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> I have joined today and wish to participate on this. Event I am new to
>>>>> java packaging under debian but might help you on Java part. Please let
>>>>> me know.
>>>>> Thanks & Regards
>>>>> Devendra Dave
>> Hello Dave,
>> Cool, nice to see you are interested. Here is the way I see things going;
>> 1. See what are the dependencies and first seek those that are atomic
>> (don't depend on any other library). They will be the first things to
>> package and I expect them to be small libraries, pretty easy to
>> package.
>> 2. Try to see what modifications to the maven pom can be made to
>> support Debian builds and if possible integrate them upstream. This
>> should not intrude on the normal way development works. Maybe create
>> even a maven plugin that should ease this task.
>> 3. Build on those until we manage to get everything in.
>> Simple, no :> !
>> If you want something more specific, I think we will probably begin
>> with jSieve [0] or jDKIM [1]. Mime4j 0.6  is already packaged and you
>> can see how from [2].
>> [0] http://james.apache.org/jsieve/index.html
>> [1] http://james.apache.org/jdkim/index.html
>> [2] http://packages.debian.org/unstable/java/libapache-mime4j-java
>> p.s. I am busy with some other projects so I don't expect things to go
>> wild here. I hope to get James in a few months, with your help maybe
>> faster. Don't hesitate to ask if you have problems. You can find me on
>> James dev list for James related stuff. You can even send me private
>> messages but for packaging stuff it's best if it is public.
>> Regards,
> Hello,
> This page should help you to get started with packaging a Maven project
> in Debian:
> http://wiki.debian.org/Java/MavenDebianHelper
> I'm working on improving the documentation for this package, so any
> feedback or questions will be useful.
> Ludovic

Hello Ludovic and thanks for the tip.

I think that the only show stopper will be that James 3 requires Maven
3 to build. And from what I saw, Maven 3 is not in Debian right now.
Also the status is unclear. Do you know anything about that?

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Java/Maven3

Ioan Eugen Stan

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