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Re: Can Netbeans 6.0 beta 2 or higher make it's way in the fedora repo?



2007/10/30, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net>:
>
> Le Mar 30 octobre 2007 07:40, Hans de Goede a écrit :
>
> > I think that having netbeans in Fedora would be great, so I'm wlling
> > to help
> > were I can (I already maintain 170+ packages). But my java packaging
> > experience
> > is limited. Are there any jpackage people here who are also willing to
> > help?
> > Nicolas? Ville?
>
> I can certainly give you some times though I've not been active
> java-side for some time (but I don't think things have changed much)
>
> Basically packaging a java app is:
> 1. download huge "source" archive
> 2. remove every pre-built jar/war/ear in it
> 3. comb it for private source copies of external components, and
> remove them
> 4. figure how the file layout should be on disk to respect FHS
> 5. figure if the result should be split in subpackages
> 6. try to locate all the deps you've removed in 2. and 3., check
> they're all already packaged and if not recurse packaging on them
> 7. create all the classpathes the app uses at build or run time with
> jpackage routines, add needed builddeps manually
> 8. build
> 9. merge everything fedora & jpp-side so hopefully someone volunteers
> co-maintaining. Merging jpp-side means purging the spec of fedorisms,
> though our conventions are not as invasive as those of other distros
> 10. fix bugs
> 11. re-do the whole dance for new versions
> 12. profit (actually I lie there is no profit stage)
>
> If you manage to do netbeans you'll probably be in a good position to
> update jpackage doc (in jpackage-utils %doc), copy whatever is
> relevant to the Fedora wiki, and comment on the "modules" JSR (which
> is supposed to fix most dependency-building problems in java, except
> I'm not sure anyone reviewed it yet for rpm integration and when it
> ships in java 7 it'll be too late)

Sounds hard to do.. o well i will just give it my best shot soon. i
think i'm gonna wait till fordora 8 is released (within a week or so)
because i don't really want to install a rawhide or 7 at this point.


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