Bug#206408: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#206408: cdbs: Please include Ant class

Colin Walters Colin Walters <walters@debian.org>, 206408@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 20 Aug 2003 20:26:47 -0400

On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 17:03, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > Nice!  What do you plan to do for the testsuite?  I'm really tryuing to
> I can take the build.xml file from one of the Java library packages that 
> will hopefully move to main soon and include some Java classes that get 
> compiled. This will require a lot of Java packages to run, however.

Ok.  If you could try to do a testsuite entry for it, that'd be great.  
We'll have to add the Java packages to our Build-Depends.  

I just added a README.Build which describes our Build-Depends line, so
that backporters will know they won't actually need everything there.

> Unfortunately there's currently no free JVM that can run Ant. Kaffe 1.1 
> will work, but it has not been uploaded yet by its maintainer. Yesterday 
> I have announced that I'll NMU Kaffe 1.1 next Monday if the maintainer 
> does not upload until then. Then we'll start to move Ant and the other 
> Java packages to main.


Ok, I just added you to the build-common project on alioth.  Please
commit your work.  It would be nice if as soon as Kaffe gets uploaded
and things move to main, you could implement the testsuite entry.

We've been kind of burned in the past with the possible repercussions of
what appear to be innocuous changes in this package, so we're moving
towards having a comprehensive test suite for all the classes.