On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 3:39 PM Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Java SIG is dying slowly, this package set recently lost another
co-maintainer and I don't have time to maintain all these packages by
myself. Switching to module-only content is probably the best move to
keep high-quality software delivered to our users and reduce maintenance
work at the same time.
Have you done *anything* to try to reinvigorate the Java SIG? I've not
seen anything at all about this problem. Do Java folks in the
ecosystem who happen to use RH/Fedora ecosystem stuff know about it?
Are you doing any outreach/advocacy either across the distro ecosystem
or across the Java ecosystem to try to bring interested people in
helping with Java stack work?
With Rust, we elected to try to become part of the Rust ecosystem, and
we've also taken the tack of working with other distributions to be
able to leverage the efforts across distros to make things better. We
are in the process of reviving the Go SIG in a similar manner. There's
no reason Java couldn't too. And unlike Rust and Go, people *need*
Java for both legacy and new things! Java can be exciting and
interesting, but some effort has to be made to "get the word out".
The Python SIG also does a decent job talking about itself and showing
up at Python events to talk about how Fedora loves Python. Do we love
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