davmail ITP status update ( ITP: davmail)
On 2012-09-05 12:11, Alexandre Rossi wrote:
>> I see that libjackrabbit-java is now in Debian. How are you getting on
>> with libhtmlcleaner-java and, more pertinently davmail packaging?
> I have a working package using Debian libraries instead of embedded ones :
> - http://sousmonlit.dyndns.org/~niol/apt/pool/main/libh/libhtmlcleaner-java/libhtmlcleaner-java_2.2-1~pre+1.dsc
> - http://sousmonlit.dyndns.org/~niol/apt/pool/main/d/davmail/davmail_3.9.9-1976-1~pre+1.dsc
> I tested it as server and as desktop application that sits in the
> tray. I tested only imap and smtp without SSL for the moment.
> I have a few open issues on the packaging, but they are mostly easy to
> fix, I just need advice :
> - Include in pkg-java Git on alioth? guidance?
Git or Svn. Thomas Koch might be able to help you with Git. At least
he offered to migrate Svn repositories to Git back in May.
Otherwise, debian-mentors (or IRC #debian-mentors) usually have plenty
of people willing to help.
For Git it is my experience that we have a copy of the unpacked upstream
source in the repository. For Svn we tend to only have to debian dir
(known exception for native packages).
> - Should I repack upstream source to get rid of embedded jars and dll
> or should I finish debian/copyright in order to document all licenses?
> I'm aware of the recent discussion about this on -devel, but I'm not
> sure about the outcome.
If you are in doubt, I would recommend removing the embedded stuff.
Especially if you have to repack the file anyway (e.g. if the upstream
sources come in a zip or jar file)
> - Should I keep debian/patches/base64-enc-dec which includes source
> from javamail or should I complete javamail ITP and depend on javamail
> instead of gnumail?
If it is a part of javamail and davmail does not use it directly, then I
would say package javamail (or patch gnumail). Though if not, then I am
not sure what the best choice is here.
> - How should I handle ~/davmail.log which get created when davmail is
> run as a normal easier (desktop use)?
s/easier/user/? Anyway, as I recall it is not a major problem. But if
it is, it can always be fixed with a patch.
> - And I'll be seeking a sponsor.
> Any comment will be welcome. Thanks for reading,
I haven't examined the package and I am not sure I can spend the time
right now. Anyway, when/if the packages are ready, please send an "RFS"
email to d-java. Hopefully someone will pick it up.
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