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Old 03-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Nicolas Dandrimont
 
Default RFS: svgsalamander (updated, take 3)

Hi,

I have contacted upstream with my questions about svgsalamander. He
answered quickly but I took some time to get back to work.

My latest work is available in pkg-java's git repo :
git://git.debian.org/pkg-java/svgsalamander.git

I updated the package for latest upstream (svn rev. 0095). Upstream
doesn't intend to do and keep track of a formal release, so I'm keeping
the debian version simple (well, modulo the 00, but anyways...).

I removed use of the embedded batik code copy as upstream intends it for
compatibility with Java5 and older. It is still in the source so the
copyright info is still there.

I think svgsalamander should be quite ready for upload now.

Latest source is available from mentors.d.n at

- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/svgsalamander
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/svgsalamander/svgsalamander_0095-1.dsc

Thanks in advance,
Nicolas Dandrimont

(Keeping full message below for ITP documentation, forgot to Cc: it)

Le 06/03/2011 à 16:11, Nicolas Dandrimont <nicolas.dandrimont@crans.org>
écrivit*:
>
> Hi,
>
> I had some exams last week so I haven't had time to look into
> svgsalamander again until today. I addressed most of the comments from
> Niels in the new version I uploaded to mentors (and git).
>
> Le 26/02/2011 à 16:17, Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> écrivit*:
> > On 2011-02-19 18:49, Nicolas Dandrimont wrote:
> > > The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> > > - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/svgsalamander
> > > - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main
> > > contrib non-free
> > > - dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/svgsalamander/svgsalamander_0089-1.dsc
> > >
> > > It is also available under git at
> > > git://git.debian.org/pkg-java/svgsalamander.git
> > > (Browser: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-java/svgsalamander.git;a=summary)
> > >
> > > This is my first Java package, so I'm sure I didn't get everything
> > > right. Off the top of my head, here are some of my thoughts:
> > >
> > > - The jar is being signed at build-time. Should I disable this?
> > >
> >
> > I have not tried to build it; else I would have been able to answer this
> > myself. :P If signs automatically without requiring any interaction,
> > then it is not a problem (build-wise, but the signature is probably not
> > worth a lot then). If the build stops waiting for the user to (e.g.)
> > supply a password, then it is definitely not okay (since then it will
> > not be rebuildable on our auto-build machines).
>
> The jar files are automatically signed by a build-time-generated
> temporary key. As this seems to be pointless, I just removed it
> altogether.
>
> > > - I decided to install the javadoc at the same time as the
> > > package. Should I split it in another package?
> > >
> >
> > Yes please; javadoc tends to take up a lot more space than the jar files
> > themselves. You should also make the javadoc link against the system
> > javadoc (this requires a Build-Depends on default-jdk-doc plus the -doc
> > packages of any package it depends plus [for ant] a couple of <link
> > href="/path/to/javadoc/" /> in the javadoc tag).
>
> Done.
>
> > > - I'll put the package under team-maintainance. If I understand the
> > > Policy correctly, I should set:
> > > ---8<---
> > > Maintainer: Debian Java Maintainers
> > > <pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> > > Uploaders: Nicolas Dandrimont <nicolas.dandrimont@crans.org>
> > > ---8<---
> > > even though I'm neither a DD nor a DM. Is that correct?
> > >
> >
> > Yes.
>
> Done.
>
> > So; debian/docs is empty - if the file is not needed you should remove it.
>
> Done.
>
> > The copyright file does not list that
> > svg-core/src/main/java/com/kitfox/svg/batik/RadialGradientPaintContext.java
> > (and quite possibly other files) are Copyright Apache Software
> > Foundation and under Apache-1.1
> > You should probably ping upstream about that.
>
> I updated the copyright file with the info for
> svg-core/src/main/java/com/kitfox/svg/batik/*. Those seem to have been
> taken verbatim from batik, but I don't know which version. I'm pinging
> upstream about this to know :
> - From which batik version those files were taken
> - If the files were modified
> - If it is at all possible to use the system batik library instead of
> embedding a few source files... Which should be okay as long as the
> Apache project is properly attributed as per the Apache-1.1 license.
>
> > Then there is doc/dev/GetTRDoc.pdf which says that "Distribution is
> > unlimited" but says nothing about modification. Torsten would probably
> > ask where the source of it is, though it looks to be a scanning of the
> > paper document.
>
> This paper is a thesis work done inside the US Naval Postdoctoral
> School. Unlimited distribution is indeed allowed, but I couldn't find
> any info on modifications (whether that is pertinent or not). As the
> file is not installed anyway, I dropped it from the orig tarball and
> left a note in README.source with info on how to fetch it back.
>
> > What is the version scheme of this package? Just the raw svn revision?
> > If so 0~svn${revision}-1 is probably a better version in case upstream
> > makes a real release later. On a related note; dpkg ignores the "00"
> > prefix - as demonstrated by:
> >
> > $ dpkg --compare-versions 0089-1 '=' 89-1 && echo "yes"
>
> Well, there haven't been any upstream releases, and the library seems to
> be in maintenance mode. I'll contact upstream to see if he intends to
> make a release. I'll change this if needed when he answers.
>
> Thanks for your review,
 

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