On 23. 07. 19 16:08, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 1:50 PM Miro Hrončok
> On 23. 07. 19 13:27, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
>> Soon after Fedora 31 branching I intend to retire java-packaging-howto
>> package and orphan byaccj and javapackages-tools packages. The reason
>> is that I intend to maintain these packages as part of modules.
>> I will continue to maintain non-modular packages through lifecycles of
>> Fedora 29-31, but starting from Fedora 32 I will maintain modular
>> versions only.
> Do you realize that while your decision to move essential bits of Java packaging
> to modules might untie your hands a lot, it is causing everybody else involved
> more and more trouble?
Perhaps I don't realize the trouble, could you elaborate? I expect
orphaned packages to be adopted by someone, likely a member of
Stewardship SIG. These two packages are low-maintenance and don't
require much work - they don't have many upstream changes and don't
get many bugs reported. So I don't see that much trouble in this case.
And exactly the Stewardship SIG will need to maintain yet another package, that
itself depends on others and others, the rabbit hole seems to have no end.
> I acknowledge that it is your right to orphan essentially
anything you want,
> however the motivation here seems a bit... nonempathetic.
> Would you mind to reconsider?
Definitely - this is the reason I wrote to the list. Do you have any
proposal what to do with these packages instead of orphaning them?
Keep maintaining them in normal Fedora until modular packages can be used in
nonmodular builds? CCing contyk, he might have some news about that.