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From Sergio Fernández <wik...@apache.org>
Subject Re: libcommons-lang-java packaging?
Date Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:50:30 GMT
Hi Emmanuel,

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Sergio,
>
> Le 19/10/2015 15:37, Sergio Fernández a écrit :
>
> > So, do you really need the build.xml for maintain
> > the libcommons-lang-java.deb package?
>
> libcommons-lang-java contains the old 2.x version, the new 3.x version
> is packaged in libcommons-lang3-java and already uses Maven. So removing
> the Ant build for Commons Lang will not affect Debian (this isn't true
> for all Commons components though).


OK, perfect, I've created https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-1175
for tracking that.


> I've quite good experience with the jdeb plugin [2] for that, and
> > I coould volunteer for the task; but I saw you use another helper method
> > [3]. What would be the preferable setup?
>
> Some help for the maintenance of the Apache Commons components (or the
> other Apache Java projects) would be really welcome (we are ~10 active
> developers maintaining 900 packages spanning the whole Java ecosystem).
> If you are interested I can show you how updates are done and sponsor
> your changes. Commit access and upload rights can also be granted to
> those willing to publish directly the new releases to Debian/Ubuntu.
>

I can't promise that much time, but I'll do my best to help in the
maintenance of packages for the Commons components and other Apache
projects. Related, quite some time ago I opened a RFP for another project
I'm actively involved
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=739957 So joining you,
and if someone could sponsor my contributions, I could understand better
how things work. So, tell me, how should we proceed next?

Thanks!


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Sergio Fernández
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