Discontinued Packing of NetBeans IDE

puntogil at libero.it puntogil at libero.it
Thu Nov 7 08:11:37 UTC 2013

Il 07/11/2013 08:27, Manuel Faux ha scritto:
> On Tue, 5 Nov 2013 18:38:38 +0000
> <devel-request at lists.fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Quoting Rahul Sundaram (2013-11-05 17:46:55)
>>>   Hi
>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Manuel Faux  wrote:
>>>> Is it correct that the NetBeans IDE is currently not packed for
>>>> Fedora? I checked the "netbeans" package, which was last built
>>>> for fc17. Is there any technical or license reason for this or is
>>>> just nobody packing it right now?
>>> Someone from Sun used to be the maintainer and noone is doing it
>>> right now.  No technical or licensing issues if anyone is
>>> interested in packaging it afaik.
>> More specifically look at:
>> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/java-devel/2010-November/003980.html
>> Reason nobody picked it up is that is has relatively big dependency
>> chain and there was nobody interested enough (from maintainer
>> perspective).
> I have investigated the build process of NetBeans and I can just can go
> along with the fact that its dependency chain is quite long.
> Nevertheless I would like to reactivate it. If anyone is interested in
> helping, feel free to contact me.
> It seems like, that also netbeans-platform was not updated since quite
> a long time, which means that this package needs to be updated before.
> Manuel
see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetBeans_7.3
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