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.


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