[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Packagers Take Note

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 9 20:08:53 GMT 2011

On 9 December 2011 20:06, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
> <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On 2 November 2011 15:06, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't know all the appropriate emails for SWORD packagers, but
>>> figured this is as good a place as any to put out this notice.
>>> SWORD SVN contains a few commits which should be interesting from the
>>> point of view of packagers for Linux distributions. While the current
>>> SVN is not directly compatible with the latest release of SWORD
>>> (1.6.2), interested parties should take note of commits 2661, 2662 and
>>> 2665 when packaging. These commits introduce compatibility with
>>> CLucene version 2.x while maintaining backwards compatibility with
>>> version 0.9x.  Additionally, commit 2665 fixes a major bug in the
>>> CMake build chain. Versions of the library without commit 2665 which
>>> are built with CMake will detect CLucene during configure but will not
>>> build against it, leaving the library with limited search
>>> capabilities.
>> Although the patches are good, they do no apply to 1.6.2 cleanly.
>> They depend on other commits (changes to cmake, addition of util functions)
>> On top of that they introduce more gcc-4.6 warnings which make it
>> failt to build from source.
>> I've looked at it for a little, but it's too much work for now for me.
> r2665 should apply cleanly, I thought. Or, at least, proper building
> against CLucene 0.9x only relies on the line in that commit
> You won't gain CLucene2 compatibility with it.
> Also - you should fix Debian, because it builds great outside of
> Debian's whatever-in-the-world business. ;)

Please elaborate. I did not understand. Is there a bug in packaging or
did you make a joke a did not get?
(I'm still not a native speaker ;-) )

>> Clean patch series against 1.6.2 would be highly appreciated (I know
>> I'm asking too much, but hey it's christmas soon ;-) )
>> Or for example 1.6.3 release ;-)
> A 1.6.3 release would be very difficult as current SVN head contains
> many things which are not bug fixes and which break compatibility and
> really should constitute a 1.7. Troy isn't against someone doing a
> 1.6.3 release, but that person would need to sift through the
> 1.6.2..HEAD commits and cherry pick the bug-fix-only ones.


> --Greg
>>> Anyone who used CMake in the past or who packages for a system with
>>> CLucene 2 is encouraged to take a look at these three commits and
>>> backport them to your patch system until the next release of the SWORD
>>> library which ought to include these commits.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Greg
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