I keep working on this. So far, I was able to build 2.2.8 in Debian and this should fix all the serious bugs with this packages. I did this simplifying the build and replacing ant with javahelper. Another option is to keep using ant since Markus did some work in a branch.
However, as I said previously 2.2.8 introduces a new dependency on Java EE 6/7 APIs but I found out some issues with the APIs source licensing. According to http://central.maven.org/maven2/javax/javaee-api/7.0/javaee-api-7.0.pom that code is dual licensed under GPLv2 and CDDL. However there are some .java files in the source with confidential clauses and some weird non-free disclaimers. Maybe those disclaimers are outdated, I have to confirm this and if everything is OK, then get that package in the archive. Another option is to check if some mojarra features depending on those APIs can be disabled. I'll post again when I have more info. -- Miguel Landaeta, nomadium at debian.org secure email with PGP 0x6E608B637D8967E9 available at http://miguel.cc/key. "Faith means not wanting to know what is true." -- Nietzsche
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