On 04/29/2016 07:55 PM, Markus Koschany wrote: > > No worries. Valid questions won't offend me but I couldn't resist to do > some straight talking here. Ok, good. > If you aren't scared yet, read on... > No, not at all > Luca Vercelli worked on Tycho before but he just wanted to get the > package into Debian and didn't really want to maintain it. You could > search for "debian java list tycho" to find some correspondence on our > mailing list. > > e.g. > > https://lists.debian.org/debian-java/2016/01/msg00015.html > > > He also uploaded an unfinished package of Tycho to mentors.debian.net. > It is not perfect but a first start. > > https://mentors.debian.net/package/tycho > > If we want to get Eclipse 4.x into Stretch, Tycho should be the first > goal. After that we should focus on updating src:eclipse and after that > all other plugins/modules but those are rather optional depending on how > many people intend to help. > > My advise is to copy Fedora's approach in packaging Eclipse and Tycho or > at least to learn from them. > > http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/tycho.git/ > http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/eclipse.git/ > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Eclipse > > We should find a way to make packaging Eclipse plugins and the base IDE > much simpler in the long run. Thanks for all the info, that is a very good starting point. I have only been related to native library packaging and haven't done Java packaging yet but the documentation I found so far seems great. So this might take me a while to get on track. > If you have questions, or would like to request reviews and sponsorship, > please feel free to ask on debian-j...@list.debian.org or on IRC at > irc.debian.org, #debian-java. I will, thank you. Greetings Peter
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