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Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

Soon after Fedora 31 branching I intend to retire java-packaging-howto
package and orphan byaccj and javapackages-tools packages. The reason
is that I intend to maintain these packages as part of modules.

I will continue to maintain non-modular packages through lifecycles of
Fedora 29-31, but starting from Fedora 32 I will maintain modular
versions only.

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Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 07/23/2019 - 07:49

On 23. 07. 19 13:27, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
Do you realize that while your decision to move essential bits of Java packaging
to modules might untie your hands a lot, it is causing everybody else involved
more and more trouble?

I acknowledge that it is your right to orphan essentially anything you want,
however the motivation here seems a bit... nonempathetic.

Would you mind to reconsider?

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By Mikolaj Izdebski at 07/23/2019 - 10:08

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 1:50 PM Miro Hrončok < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:
Perhaps I don't realize the trouble, could you elaborate? I expect
orphaned packages to be adopted by someone, likely a member of
Stewardship SIG. These two packages are low-maintenance and don't
require much work - they don't have many upstream changes and don't
get many bugs reported. So I don't see that much trouble in this case.

Definitely - this is the reason I wrote to the list. Do you have any
proposal what to do with these packages instead of orphaning them?

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By Peter Boy at 07/24/2019 - 14:03

Sorry for jumping in. I think this might be an opportunity to participate in the Fedora Projekt. I’ve a lot of experience in java development and in creating application rpms, but none in the specialties of Fedora packaging. Would you accept me as co-maintainer and provide some guidance at the beginning?

Peter


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Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By =?UTF-8?B?TWFya... at 08/06/2019 - 06:19

I could introduce Peter into Fedora java packaging.

On 24. 7. 2019 20:03, Peter Boy wrote:

RE: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By D L at 08/06/2019 - 09:30

Perhaps, if this introduction is done by video conference it could be recorded and archived for future reference on this page –
<a href="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/Java/" title="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/Java/">https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/Java/</a>
If its not too much trouble.

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By =?UTF-8?B?TWFya... at 08/07/2019 - 03:11

It would be possible, but I really only have about less than a year of
experience.

And I would need some preparations (like example packages).

On 6. 8. 2019 15:30, D L wrote:

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By Mikolaj Izdebski at 08/05/2019 - 04:06

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:04 PM Peter Boy < ... at barkhof dot uni-bremen.de> wrote:
I suppose you're not a packager yet. Regarding guidance, you can start
with reading Java Packaging HOWTO [1] and Fedora packaging
documentation on the wiki. If you have any questions then feel free to
contact Java SIG [2] members through IRC or our mailing list. You
don't need to be co-maintainer to contribute to Fedora packages - you
can attach patches to bugs (either existing ones, or newly opened by
you). Some maintainers also accept pull requests. Once you prove
yourself you may be sponsored as packager and added as co-maintainer.

[1] <a href="https://fedora-java.github.io/howto" title="https://fedora-java.github.io/howto">https://fedora-java.github.io/howto</a>
[2] <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Java" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Java">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Java</a>

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 07/23/2019 - 11:23

On 23. 07. 19 16:08, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
And exactly the Stewardship SIG will need to maintain yet another package, that
itself depends on others and others, the rabbit hole seems to have no end.

Keep maintaining them in normal Fedora until modular packages can be used in
nonmodular builds? CCing contyk, he might have some news about that.

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By Mikolaj Izdebski at 08/05/2019 - 03:57

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 5:24 PM Miro Hrončok < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:
OK, I will see how the situation develops and will then reconsider my
decision. For now I will keep maintaining these packages.

Re: Orphaning/retiring 3 Java packages

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 08/05/2019 - 04:19

On 05. 08. 19 9:57, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
Thank You!