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Re: plans for eclipse luna in debian

Thank you Markus.
It appears that there is not a single repo but a number of repos:
and they use maven (v.3) to compile it.
I have a question: what is the feeling of this community for Maven? Can
it be used to compile Java programs during Debian packaging?


Il 09/10/2015 19:19, Markus Koschany ha scritto:
> Am 09.10.2015 um 18:43 schrieb Luca Vercelli:
>> I agree with the question. Is there any plan to package a more recent
>> version of Eclipse, i.e. Eclipse 4.4 Luna or Eclipse 4.5 Mars?
>> 3.8 is quite an old version, and I don't think it's a good practice to
>> use such an obsolete software. This is just my personal opinion, of course.
>> I would like to contribute to packaging, if needed.
> Yes, we would like to see a newer version of Eclipse too. There is
> always need for more packagers. The latest version of Eclipse requires a
> lot of work before it can be included. In order to help us you could:
>  - Find out where the latest sources of Eclipse 4.5 are located.
>  - What build-dependencies are required? Do we have to package new ones
>    for Debian? A work plan would be nice.
>  - Create an initial Debian package of Eclipse similar to
>    https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/eclipse
> We probably have to start from scratch again (different build-system,
> obsolete patches, new patches required, etc.).
> As soon as the core package works again we have to find out if further
> updates are necessary, so that the whole Eclipse ecosystem stays intact:
> https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=eclipse
> Regards,
> Markus

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