On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 11:16 +0100, Mary Ellen Foster wrote:
So I decided to try upping my own review karma by trying to review
some outstanding Java packages. Unfortunately, I seem to have chosen
one with an "interesting" issue:
The package in question is "findbugs-bcel": an alternative version of
the bcel library (already in Fedora), including a fairly large patch
from the developers of the "findbugs" package. There seems to be no
hope of getting this patch into upstream bcel (e.g.,
There was a short discussion on this on fedora-devel-list last year:
What's the official policy here?
Hmmm. This is definitely open source fail.
So, here is my opinion:
If the bcel maintainer is okay with this, and the findbugs-bcel package
does not conflict in any way whatsoever... alright. I'm not happy about
it, but I don't want to be a pain in a situation that isn't going to be
resolved properly anytime soon.