On Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 12:51:27PM +0200, Emmanuel Bourg wrote: > Le 3/07/2017 à 11:48, Markus Koschany a écrit : > > > So if I understand correctly all pure javahelper packages are safe as > > long as they have defined the encoding already? > > Yes, but I'm under the impression that no javahelper based package does > so (a code search on "JH_JAVADOC_OPTS" returns only javatools). > > > I don't understand the maven-debian-helper case though. The > > project.build.sourceEncoding in my maven.properties file won't override > > the new default UTF-8 value anymore? > > I'm not sure about that. I just know that the command line parameter > overrides the property in pom.xml. > > Note that if maven.properties could override the property set by > maven-debian-helper, we would have many cases where maven-debian-helper > sets the encoding to UTF-8, the pom.xml sets the encoding to ISO-8859-1 > (but is ignored), and we would have to add the encoding in > debian/maven.properties to ensure it still compiles. That would be > counter-productive since upstream already configured the encoding properly.
Hmm... I can see the predicament. Ideally, we would have a test to only provide a default if the encoding wasn't already configured somewhere in the build toolchain. As an alternative, could we detect that javac or javadoc is running without -encoding and fail the build? (Or at least warn prominently?) This would be akin to a policy that an encoding must be specified. In event, I'm also strongly in favor of UTF-8 as default if we can provide one, and I am willing to help with a conversion if we need it. Cheers, tony
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