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Bug#808707: findbugs: please move the GUI to a separate package

Package: findbugs
Version: 2.0.3+repack-2
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

would it be possible to move the GUI of findbugs to a separate package?

Right now findbugs is a dependency of gradle-debian-helper (via gradle
-> libgradle-plugins-java). Because of the GUI, findbugs depends on
default-jre instead of default-jre-headless.

Depending on default-jre means that installing gradle-debian-helper
brings in many X11 and desktop components, like dconf, glib (and
plugins), libasound2, gtk (both version 2 and 3), cairo, libx11,
libwayland. In the end, installing the gradle-debian-helper requires
installing about 400 MB of software.

If the findbugs package contained only the command line version, it could
depend on just default-jre-headless and avoid this long chain of


Gioele Barabucci <gioele@svario.it>

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