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Bug#617296: Any Progress with RStudio?

Hi there.

On Sep 06 2013, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 6 September 2013 at 05:30, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> | On 6 September 2013 at 16:38, Lifeng Sun wrote:
> | | IMHO, the most difficult part to get rstudio in Debian official
> | | archive is that rstudio build-depends on several (5 or so) Java
> | | packages missing in Debian. The upstream approach is to ship them as
> | | convenient libraries in binary package, which is unreasonable for
> | | Debian official package, and it's quite a lot of nontrivial work to
> | | package them first.  For example, one of them is gwt, a large complex
> | | Java library once in unstable removed recently due to grave bugs.
> | 
> | Really? I am pretty good friends with the RStudio team, and know them as
> | hard-core C++-ers.  There are (were?) newer Qt parts, Boost parts, ... in
> | there but I'd be very surprised to find Java.
> Checked with upstream over IM, and yes, they do use Java to generate 300k of
> Javascript.  So GWT is used for that.

Is there anybody that wants to get rstudio packaged, even if in a "dirty"
state, while other dependencies are not yet in Debian?

I just started looking at the source and it seems to mostly compile with
what we have in Debian, but I don't know (yet) how to convince the build
system to use the local hunspell or the local mathjax.

Anyway, I can push the *super* embrionary packaging that I have so far.  I
would like some help with the maintainance of this package since I have
barely any time left with the amount of packages that I maintain.


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