Quoting Ismael Olea (2012-11-27 16:24:26)
> We have seen such problems many times in many packages. Usually
> dummy method just to satisfy the signature is enough though in this case it
> might not be.
> Please report it to svnkit developers too.
Ccing devel so that audience is bigger (I believe this deserves it)
Just for future reference. What you have written in upstream bugreport is
basically: "I have tried to build your software in unsupported way (ant vs
gradle) and used different versions of your dependencies and it failed. I've
done it because other project has some silly rules. Can you fix it?".
Upstream might or might not realize what you are asking for is a simple dependency
bump with API fix (most likely). And they can get annoyed by your request (some
upstreams definitely would). To be precise, this situation is not a bug in
upstream at all, but it is caused by us (Fedora as a distribution). Therefore
it's more of a RFE as far as upstream is concerned. RFEs written as bugreports
can be hard to sell.
This is not just for your benefit. I've seen several such bugreports from Fedora
contributors. They can sometimes make dealing with upstreams difficult, so
please be careful with the wording.
Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky(a)redhat.com>
Software Engineer - Base Operating Systems Brno
Red Hat Inc. http://cz.redhat.com