[Fedora-packaging] Java (jpackage) naming scheme rehash -- part 1 Goals

Fernando Nasser fnasser at redhat.com
Fri Jan 12 20:42:53 UTC 2007

Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 14:03 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Friday 12 January 2007 11:48, Fernando Nasser wrote:
>>> Yes, we have the changelog entries added for the respin everything
>>> cases, some old entries regarding changes that were made for GCJ
>>> compilation when it was not as perfect as it is today, some emergency
>>> local fixes doen during release times that were incorporated upstream a
>>> few days later.  If this is deemed not important we can stopp merging them.
>>> We will still add our '.N' release number to the release tag and add a
>>> changelog entry saying that we have imported and are rebuilding it with
>>> AOT.
>>> BTW, so far we had to remove the Vendor and Distribution tags from the
>>> upstream spec file too, but that has been removed upstream to make it
>>> easier for the distros to import the packages.
>> I think adopting a work method that doesn't stomp local changes is very 
>> important, including adding an entry about importing from upstream for the 
>> build.
>> I still don't like "jpp" being there, however I suppose I can live with it, 
>> provided others on the packaging committee can too, and we create a special 
>> case for it (ICK).
> I really don't like it. To be blunt, the arguments for keeping it seem
> to be "Because we waaaaaaaant it."

That is not fair.  Since the old thread people have been explaining why 
they need certain features.  That is how the original goals were created 
in the first place, based on these discussions.

> It really doesn't serve a useful purpose. Release should be for tagging
> the build number of a package, with the exception of the dist tag, which
> identifies the distribution that a package is built for. "jpp" is
> irrelevant in both contexts, as these are Fedora packages, in a Fedora
> repository.

The jpp is very similar to the dist tag, it serves an identification 
purpose.  The dist tag tells that that package is a variation of the 
same release in other o.s. releases, while the jpp versions tells that 
package is a variation of that jpp release.

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