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

Matt Wringe mwringe at redhat.com
Fri Jan 12 20:55:35 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 14:27 -0600, 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."
> 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.

I would have to disagree, these are not Fedora packages in a Fedora
repository, but rather jpp packages in a Fedora repository. This is
exactly the distinction we want to make by including the 'jpp'.

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