Roadmap for Java things in Fedora

Stanislav Ochotnicky sochotnicky at
Wed Mar 7 15:53:55 UTC 2012


I believe it might be nice to get everyone up to speed on what is
happening in Java world in Fedora and what is planned in near future.

1. Packaging guidelines updates
  - I'd like to add guidelines for packaging compat libraries. Maven
    already has support for this (see [1]) so I'd like to describe how
    to package compat things properly. Together with unversioned jars we
    already have, this is gonna make things easier. I'll add big red
    "DON'T DO THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO" of course...

  - Remove mention of maven2 in guidelines since all supported versions
    have maven-3.x. Some other small cleanups as well perhaps

  - Add optional use of %generate_javadoc macro that automates
    generating of javadoc subpackages (already available for a while,
    not used though :-) )

  - Update JNI part of the guidelines to reflect current practice. The
    guidelines are actually out of date for JNI.

  - If you have things you'd like to include, please do changes directly
    to [2] and we can discuss them later. We can always revert them if
    we decide not to do whatever you come up with. Just propose
    something sane :-)

2. Improvements to Maven packaging and creating of Maven repository

  - Carlo de Wolf is working on new maven macros/extension[3] that
    would enable us to provide a proper Maven repository to developers
    so that they can test against our Fedora versions more easily

  - There are still a few questions that need to be answered, but I
    believe this will be the future for us barring any catastrophic
    failures :-)

3. Various packaging efforts
  - JBoss AS 7
    A F17 feature, a big chunk of JBoss AS 7 has already been packaged,
    but more packages are still on the way. I am sure Marek Goldman who
    is the main person driving this effort will appreciate any package
    reviewers wanting to drop by. See [4] for current status

  - Resteasy, Picketbox, Hibernate and few other things
    Work being done by various people on #fedora-java. Currently some
    work depends on JBoss being packaged so we'll see how it goes. It
    would be nice to have some real-time status of these things I guess
    so for the future I created [5].
If you have something to add, please do so! I CCed fedora-java, please
post replies to devel@ though :-)    


Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at>
Software Engineer - Base Operating Systems Brno

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