[fedora-java] The trouble with metadata-extractor

Andrea Musuruane musuruan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 15:54:36 UTC 2013

I send again the following post. I can't believe not to get an opinion :)



On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Andrea Musuruane <musuruan at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
>     last April the following bug report was opened:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947457
> As I stated on bugzilla, metadata-extractor was just needed by JOSM.
> Updating metadata-extractor would break JOSM. Anyway I suggested to
> patch JOSM to use a newer version of metadata-extractor if he really
> needed it. I had no response at all.
> BTW, I am metadata-extractor maintainer, and not JOSM maintainer.
> This evening the submitter emailed me privately and I discovered that
> meanwhile, a new review request for a newer version of
> metadata-extractor was approved and now it is part of Fedora:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1004563
> As I understand now, newer metadata-extractor is required by Apache
> Sorl and Apache Tika, which are not yet part of Fedora.
> He asked me to "exchange our repository" "to simplify some build with
> maven". And with that I presume that he would like to have his package
> called metadata-extractor because he has troubles to build sorl and
> tika.
> I think all this have been handled very badly. He could have told why
> he needed a more recent version of metadata-extractor in the first
> place, the reviewer of #1004563 could have checked if the package
> followed the naming guidelines and/or have checked if the package was
> already in Fedora.
> I still think that my original plan (i.e. patching JOSM). was more
> sensible.
> What to do now? What do you think?
> If it helps, if it makes things easier, I can release the ownership of
> metadata-extractor and someone else can have good care. I just
> packaged it because, as an openstreetmap mapper, I longed to have JOSM
> in Fedora.
> Regards,
> Andrea.
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