Add Community IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition packages and their dependencies into repositories. Along with Eclipse and NetBeans already provided by Fedora, IDEA is a popular Java-based development environment.
- Name: Lubomir Rintel
- email: <email@example.com>
- Name: Michal Ingeli
- email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Targeted release: Fedora 13
- Last updated: 2009-11-20
- Percentage of completion: 33.1337%
What's already done can be found at http://fedorapeople.org/~lkundrak/intellij-idea/ which should (along with the dependency matrix below) give you more specific idea about the progress.
All reviews related to this feature contain F13FeatureIDEA on Status Whiteboard.
See Summary and Scope for more details. This is mostly a packaging exercise.
Benefit to Fedora
Fedora users will gain comfortable access to features of Community Edition if IDEA, which include support for Java language, popular version control systems, GUI designer, etc. The overview of features is available in comparison matrix.
Apart from IDEA itself, many of its dependencies are a rather nice addition to the Fedora package collection. This includes Saxon HE, a modern implementation of popular XML-related W3C standards and recommendations, JGraph graphing library and most importantly a complete tooling for scripting in Groovy language.
- Several new packages have to be added to Fedora
- Pulled in from JPackage and adjusted to conform with guidelines
- Newly packaged
- Some packages need to be updated (or compat packages added) to be compatible with IDEA requirements
- This is the only change that touches existing stuff
- IDEA itself has to be packaged
- The build system adjusted not to use bundled prebuilt code
For details, see Dependencies section.
How To Test
Each of the dependency packages will be QA-ed passing through standard packaging review process. Fair amount of packages contains test suites run in
%check phase of the package build process.
Correctness of the dependency chain of the core (conflicts and requires) will be verified in several scenarios
- Minimal installation (in mock chroot)
- Desktop live installation
- Everything installation
Functionality of each of the plugins needs to be verified separately and the test plan is dependent on provided functionality and would vary for each specific plugin.
Since IDEA itself is a new package, nothing depends on it. Here are idea's requirements :
|Package||From where||Notes||Bugzilla Ticket (review, etc.)|
|intellij-idea||Needs to be created||In works. SPEC & Patches: |
|gant||Needs to be created||ASL 2.0 , Groovy for Ant, depends on groovy . Needs review||540708|
|xmlbeans||Pull from JPackage||Depends on saxon8 or saxon9. Dead review 227122. Needs review||532709|
|groovy||New package (upstream's RPM package is useless). Done: ||Dependency chain: everything, compilation. Requires apache-ivy and xstream. Needs review||534168|
|xstream||Pull from JPackage Done: ||Depends on jettison, cglib. Needs CVS||534135|
|picocontainer||Pull from JPackage||Old dead reviews 227093, 252119. Done||537585|
|cglib||Pull from JPackage||Port IDEA to 2.2 API (from 2.1.3): Done. Dead review: 469894. Done||537066|
|jettison||Pull from JPackage||Done||508521|
|nanoxml||Pull from JPackage||Done||532315|
|jna||Needs -examples subpackage||Done||532208|
|junit4||Needs update to 4.6||Need to check dependencies: Done||532210|
|saxon||Update to >= 8||JPackage had saxon8. Fedora package updated 6 -> 9 Done||532664|
The dead reviews are mostly from past more-or-less unsuccessful bulk JPackage pull attempts. Once core is done, we'll start work on plugins.
This is by no means complete yet; please treat it as such. The package names may be incorrect, package s may be missing and generally all sorts of inaccuracies are likely to be present. Bulky and incomplete writeup: .
|Package||From where||Dependent plugin(s)||Notes||Ticket (review, etc.)|
|nexus-indexer||New package||maven||GPLv3+ , Just the indexer needed: |
|archetype-common||New package||maven||Maven Archetype Plugin, |
|mercury||New package||maven||Only mercury-artifact (Alternative artifact transport) is needed  Needs review||542341|
|plexus-lang||New package||maven/mercury-artifact||Needs review||542320|
|gradle-open-api||New package||groovy||This: , this needed as well:  ASL 2.0?, Needs review||542222|
|patricia-trie||New package||spellchecker||ASL 2.0, , Needs review||542166|
|jazzy||New package||spellchecker||LGPLv2+, , Needs review||540653|
|testng||New package||testng||, Needs review||542165|
None necessary. If the work will not be finished early enough, the existing packaging work does not need to be reverted.
The packaging will be well described in comments, this wiki page will be regularly updated with progress and serve as overview of what is done to anyone who would like to contribute.
It may make sense to add something similar to the following to What's New paragraph. Would need adjustments in accordance with features (plugins) that could actually be packaged:
IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition integrated development environment is available in package collection for this release of Fedora. Most important features include: * Intuitive creation of GUIs similar to IDEA's own one * Integration with Ant and Maven * Testing with TestNG and JUnit * Compatibility with Eclipse projects * Language support for Java, Groovy, XML and Regular Expressions * Version control with CVS, Subversion and GIT