Re: Merging maven-repo-helper and maven-debian-helper
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On 29/06/14 21:45, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> I'm thinking about merging maven-repo-helper and
> maven-debian-helper into a single source package to make the
> updates easier (they are closely tied and often updated together).
> The binary packages produced would remain distinct, so this won't
> impact the packages depending on them. Is there any objection to
> this change? I think I'll merge maven-repo-helper into
> maven-debian-helper, I'll ensure the change history is preserved.
> The resulting source package would be named maven-debian-helper or
> simply maven-helper, I'm still pondering.
- From an Ubuntu perspective, I'd prefer that these two package not be
merged; maven-repo-helper is not currently built or depends on Maven
in any way, and is used by several Java packages in Ubuntu main to
produce/install maven artefacts.
maven-debian-helper, which is dependent on Maven, is in Ubuntu
universe as the effort required to review and support Maven in Ubuntu
main has blocked its entry into main - infact its actively avoided and
Ubuntu carries several deltas to Java packages in Ubuntu main to
switch build systems away from Maven.
So to avoid a) having to maintain forks for mdh and mrh in Ubuntu or
b) having to try to persuade the Ubuntu security team to review the
100's of packages that putting Maven into main would mean I'm a -1 on
Ubuntu and Debian Developer
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----