EclipseHelpWanted

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Eclipse Help Wanted

Mentor

Ben Konrath - <bkonrath@redhat.com> - scsibear on irc.freenode.net

Overview

As you can see, there is a lot of work to do on the Eclipse packages for Fedora. I listed my name beside the tasks that I'm planning to tackle in the near future. If you would like to help with anything listed here, feel free to contact me and/or list your name beside the task that you are interested in working on. If there is a name already listed on a task you want to help with, you should contact that person to see if there is anything you can help with - some tasks could use more than one person.

Packaging Oriented Tasks

  • investigate building of launcher. Why unzip launchersrc.zip? This makes us have to unzip, patch, and re-zip.
  • The HTML of the javadocs in org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv_3.2.1.r321_v2006030.jar are generated differently on different architectures therefore multililb conflicts are present if this plugin is included in /usr/share/eclipse/. As a workaround, we are including this plugin in /usr/lib{,64}/eclipse/plugins. This problem needs to be investigated and fixed so that this plugin can move back to /usr/share/eclipse/plugins/.
  • WEB-INF/web.xml in org.eclipse.help.webapp_3.2.1.R321_v20060803 is generated differently on different architectures therefore multililb conflicts are present if this plugin is included in /usr/share/eclipse. As a workaround, we are including this plugin in /usr/lib{,64}/eclipse/plugins. This problem needs to be investigated and fixed so that this plugin can move back to /usr/share/eclipse/plugins/.
  • It would be nice if the launcher source zip could be removed from org.eclipse.platform.source_3.2.1 or the patch could be made in such a way that it would not produce arch-dependent source code. This might not be possible but it should be investigated.

Development Oriented Tasks

  • Write an app that can re-write the timestamps of jar/zip files so that they have the same md5sum accross builds. This needs to support jars/zips within jars/zips.