A few months back, I had to start using a web service provided by a
certain commercial content management system. This particular web
service uses a namespace that is provided only by Apache Axis 1. At
that time, I discovered that we are two versions behind on this dead
product  (Apache Axis 2 is the version under active development).
I started looking into what would be needed to get Apache Axis 2 into
Fedora, and discovered a long list of missing dependencies and a long
list of packages that would need to be upgraded.
More recently, I took over the pmd package, and found that 3 other
packages would need to be upgraded to move pmd to a newer version 
Both events made me wonder how much we are gaining by drawing spec
files from JPackage, and how much we are losing. I wondered whether
maintainers were not moving forward to newer versions of their
packages because the JPackage versions were not moving forward. So I
collected a little data on the subject. This is far from the final
word; more information has to be collected to make any final
determination. But I thought some of you might find what I have
collected so far interesting.
Starting looking into updating classpathx-mail to version 1.1.2 (anyone
know of a reason not to?).
Got a really weird internal compiler error on the ppc64 build:
[javac] 1. ERROR in
(at line 0)
[javac] Internal compiler error
[javac] at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.compiler.looku
[javac] at org.eclipse.jdt.i
[javac] at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.com
[javac] at org.eclipse.jdt.inte
[javac] at java.lang.Thread.run(libgcj.so.9)
Other arches seemed okay but got cancelled. See:
This was on ppc7.
Resubmitted and it built okay (or at least got past this point). This
time on ppc2
Fully successful build (if anyone wants to take a look at the package):
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I was asked to make sure that tanukiwrapper and libreadline-java were up
to date for F10.
What I found is that there is no consistent policy for either .so
location or .jar location for Java packages in Fedora. Here are some
I believe that libreadline-java was meant to be the model for the JNI
policy, but the problem is that jpackage-utils (build-classpath) does
not seem to be updated to work with the new jar location. NB: I tested
on F9, so if this has changed, let me know.
We have very little time to do anything about this before the F10
freeze, so I suggest we take the path of least-resistance, e.g., we have
to move libreadline-java back since we would not be able to update all
the packages and the tools and make sure that they work in time for F10.
Hi, I've a problem while compiling groovy using maven.
I run mvn-jpp compile, but I got this error:
[lfoppiano@sboing apache-tomcat-5.5.27-src]$ mvn-jpp compile
[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[INFO] Building Maven Default Project
[INFO] task-segment: [compile]
[WARNING] Skipping non filebased repository
http://repo1.maven.org/maven2 in full offline mode
[ERROR] BUILD ERROR
[INFO] Error building POM (may not be this project's POM).
Project ID: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-resources-plugin
Reason: Error getting POM for
'org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-resources-plugin' from the repository:
Failed to resolve artifact, possibly due to a repository list that is
not appropriately equipped for this artifact's metadata.
from the specified remote repositories:
but I don't understand why it doesn't work...I have installed these
[lfoppiano@sboing apache-tomcat-5.5.27-src]$ yum list installed
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
that error is strange...
anyone have idea about it?
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I came, I saw, I deleted all your files.
if someone have a doc for installing freeradius and authentification with
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Hi, I saw that the iText software caused some licensing trouble in the past:
According to the second link it was removed from F-7 because of the fact that it contained some Sun-licensed files.
I downloaded the software from its current website:
The website claims a dual MPLv1.1 / LGPL license. Inside the package there is a text file (core/com/lowagie/text/misc_licenses.txt), which I will paste to the bottom of this email.
What is the current status of iText on Fedora? Was there a discussion? Can we consider releasing it again?
The original version of this class was published in an article by Heinz Kabutz.
"This material from The Java(tm) Specialists' Newsletter by Maximum Solutions (South Africa). Please contact Maximum Solutions for more information.
The original version of this class was published in a JavaWorld article by Steven Brandt:
Jennifer Orr (JavaWorld) wrote: "You have permission to use the code appearing in Steven Brandt's JavaWorld article, 'Java Tip 128: Create a quick-and-dirty XML parser.'
We ask that you reference the author as the creator and JavaWorld as the original publisher of the code." Steven Brandt also agreed with the use of this class.
The following files contain material that was copyrighted by SUN:
com/lowagie/text/pdf/LZWDecoder.java (first appearance in iText: 2002-02-08)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/BmpImage.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-06-20)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/PngImage.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-04-25)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/TIFFDirectory.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-04-09)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/TIFFFaxDecoder.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-04-09)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/TIFFField.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-04-09)
com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/TIFFLZWDecoder.java (first appearance in iText: 2003-04-09)
The original code was released under the BSD license, and contained the following extra restriction: "You acknowledge that Software is not designed, licensed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility."
In a mail sent to Bruno Lowagie on January 23, 2008, Brian Burkhalter (@sun.com) writes: "This code is under a BSD license and supersedes the older codec packages on which your code is based. It also includes numerous fixes among them being the ability to handle a lot of 'broken' TIFFs."
Note that numerous fixes were applied to the code used in iText by Paulo Soares, but apart from the fixes there were no essential changes between the code that was originally adapted and the code that is now available under the following license:
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This software is provided "AS IS," without a warranty of any
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The main difference can be found in the final paragraph: the restriction
that the source code is not "licensed" in this particular situation has
FYI: Brian also added: "A bit of history might be in order.
The codec classes that you used originally were based on some
classes included with JAI but not strictly part of JAI.
As of Java SE 1.4 an official Image I/O framework was
added in javax.imageio.... This frameork supports these formats:
Java 1.4: GIF (read only), JPEG, PNG
Java 1.5: Added support for BMP and WBMP
Java 1.6: Added support for writing GIF
The JAI Image I/O Tools packages (jai-imageio-core) were created
to support formats handled by JAI but not included in Java SE
as well as some new things like JPEG2000."
(4) the file com/lowagie/text/pdf/codec/TIFFConstants
and some other TIFF related code is derived from LIBTIFF:
Copyright (c) 1988-1997 Sam Leffler
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Does anyone want to maintain GEF? I don't have time for it and haven't
updated it recently. It needs to be updated to the latest (Ganymede
train) release. Nothing depends upon it so if no one wants it and we
remove it it's probably not the end of the world.
I've given up ownership in FAS so feel free to take it there if you want