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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache UIMA TextMarker RC2 AND Composite Repository
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:45:47 GMT

On 2/13/2013 7:10 AM, Peter Kl├╝gl wrote:
> On 11.02.2013 22:20, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
>> Am 11.02.2013 um 22:01 schrieb Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com>:
>>
>>> Thanks for taking this on :-)
>>>
>>> I thought these artifacts were Eclipse packages - Don't these (usually) have
>>> source?
>> Well, they must have sources unless somebody out there is writing byte-code
>> by hand ;) The problem is that the "eclipse:to-maven" goal doesn't convert
>> the sources. There appears to be an interesting project called
>> "maven-osgi-repo" [1] which can claims to support the conversion of Eclipse
>> source bundles as well. It doesn't say anything about JavaDoc, but that
>> should be doable once the source is there.
>>
>> Looking into my Eclipse "plugins" folder, there are some bundles that have a
>> companion "source" bundle, and others that do not. It may be possible to set
>> up an Eclipse target definition that includes all the bundles required by
>> TextMarker including their source bundles. I don't know if source bundles are
>> available for all of these bundles, though.
>>
>> The next sensible steps would be to get a target platform set up, try the
>> maven-osgi-repo, and hope all the sources are available and all the bundles
>> are convertible. If that works out, something would need to be done to build
>> the JavaDoc artifacts. Ant may come in handy.
>>
>> Anybody is welcome to step in and try things. Otherwise, I'll keep this on
>> the back burner, getting back to it as time permits and of course posting any
>> news.
>>
>> Cheers,
>
> Thanks Richard for digging into this.
>
> maven-osgi-repo sounds great, but is it an applicable solution for us? Would
> ASF servers host it?
>
> I always get back to the idea of using tycho, which would solve all related
> problems. However, it will create new ones since it requires some changes that
> are not in line with how the other projects are structured, e.g., the artifact
> id needs to correspond to the bundle id/name.
>
> If I understood the answer to Marshalls question correctly, then the artifacts
> hosted by Richard are not a critical blocker, right?

I think it's not a blocker, but it's unstable, a bit - because it's more likely
that Richard's hosting will (at some point in time) go away, and then we can't
build...

It would be great to get these into Maven Central...

-Marshall
>
> Peter
>
>
>> -- Richard
>>
>> [1] http://code.google.com/p/maven-osgi-repo/
>>
>
>


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