[fedora-java] get svnkit back to life?

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at redhat.com
Thu Sep 27 07:32:38 UTC 2012


I've been the maintainer of svnkit for years but upstream started to use gradle which is the most broken by design buildsystem when one considers packagers needs - download everything (including gradle itself!!!), no standard way of doing anything and so on. I kept an old svnkit version alive for sometime but I gave up when even the old version can't be compiled due to incompatibility with latest subversion-javahl. I can't convince myself that it makes sense to neither work on old svnkit to compile with latest subversion-javahl nor touching anything gradle related. Best approach for me is someone interested to rewrite svnkit buildsystem using something normal(ant, maven, pure make, even autotools). 

Alexander Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse team

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ismael Olea" <ismael at olea.org>
> To: "Discussion list for java related Fedora development" <java-devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:10:45 PM
> Subject: [fedora-java] get svnkit back to life?
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> Hi:
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> I've just discovered svnkit is a dead package at rawhide. Being a
> dependency for OmegaT 2.6.* I wonder about the reasons to be
> deprecated. Anybody can give me any hint?
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