[Debichem-devel] Bug#776662: Bug#776662: Going forward with jmol in debian

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Sun Mar 15 11:40:24 UTC 2015


On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 09:27:27AM +0100, Julien Puydt wrote:
> we need the new jmol for the sagemath packaging effort ;
> unfortunately, none of us has any clue how to package java code.
> From looking at the sources, upstream is using the classical "ant"
> builder, so I guess on the other hand the debian java team would
> find it pretty easy to help on the matter.
> So which way do we go ? Can someone take care of the matter within
> the debichem team, or should we ask the debian java team to take
> over ?

The problem is not building jmol - the problem is packaging the
additional requirements since the last version that is in Debian.

I believe the main issue was jmolspec or something (sorry I am on crappy
internet right now and cannot check), which was a mess to package by

One alternative (if sagemath does not require it) would be to come up
with a way to hack out that additional feature, if that is possible.

I am not to keen on moving jmol packaging over to the java team, as e.g.
the cdk package is lingering along there as well.  I am more than happy
to add people who are interested in helping with jmol packaging to the
debichem team, though.


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