Quoting Mat Booth (2013-08-07 12:48:02)
Would anyone object to me retiring the "xml-commons-apis12" package in F20?
It is a compatibility package that has been hanging around for years that
provides an earlier version of the APIs provided by the "xml-commons-apis"
All packages that need these APIs should be requiring or buildrequiring
xml-commons-apis instead. The last remaining package in F20 that used this
package was axis and I have just committed a patch for the that allows it
to build against the newer xml-commons-apis.
With no more packages in Fedora that depend on xml-commons-apis12 I would
like to retire it for F20 and later.
I'd say: just do it. The less old cruft we have the better. We all have enough
work as it is. If any new package doesn't bother to update to new xml
APIs...then it shouldn't even be added to Fedora.
Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky(a)redhat.com>
Software Engineer - Developer Experience
Red Hat Inc. http://cz.redhat.com