I have been a Fedora user since 7 upto 9. I also use Scala
(www.scala-lang.org) a lot in my work.
After seeing this  announcement on the Scala website, I thought I would
chip-in for maintaining a Scala package for Fedora, and do my bit for both
of these excellent communities.
Trouble is that I have never done such a thing before. I have never compiled
my own RPM, ever. I am looking at the package maintainers guide  right
now and I am confident of following the details. But I need some
baby-sitting for some top-level questions:
* Is this the right list for asking questions about applications based on
* The creating-package-howto  says that we need to begin with
pristine-sources and not use pre-compiled binaries. Is this applicable for
Java packages too? Is pre-compiled to byte-code considered pristine
Thanks in advance,
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