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Re: BlueJ Advice Needed



2009/6/9 Frank Murphy (Frankly3d) <frankly3d gmail com>:
> Hoping to package BlueJ.
> http://www.bluej.org/about/what.html
>
>
> Q1:
> http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html
> Downloadable jar file, (and use contents of)
> or
> http://www.bluej.org/download/source-download.html
> Contains mix of Win\Mac\*nix stuff in the source zip

The package must be built from source so the second option in this case.

> Q2:
> The third party bits that are required to run the BlueJ,
> have to be removed from the BlueJ Package as per
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-legal-list/2009-June/msg00004.html
>
> If not already included in FP,
> they would have to be packaged separately,
> from their upstream sites?

Dependencies should be packaged separately and from upstream. There
are exceptions to this but they are rare and should generally be
avoided if possible. A lot of the dependencies may well already be
packaged within Fedora

> Q3:
> Is there anyone in devel-list who has packaged *java apps* who
> would be willing to guide me as this would be my first package.

fedora-java-list is a good place to find java packagers although i am
sure there are some here too.

> Q4:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Java
> is most current re. java?

Those are the guidelines (for java packages) which should generally be
adhered to in addition to the standard packaging guidelines.

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