libjgrapht-java and contrib

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert.spam at
Mon Mar 9 22:27:36 UTC 2009

Hi Steffen,

Hope you are well!

Am Dienstag, den 03.03.2009, 11:08 +0100 schrieb Steffen Moeller: 
> Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > I'm wondering about the move of libjgrapht-java to contrib. In
> > README.Debian you say, that it doesn't build with gcj. I now tried to
> > build the software.
> > 
> > Version 0.6 builds fine with gcj. Why has it been moved to contrib too?
> > There is BTW no note in the changelog about this move!
> this is clearly a mistake, then. It should be corrected.


> > Version 0.7 fails, because the javadoc task doesn't support source=1.5.
> > But what about simply setting source=1.4 for the javadoc task in
> > build.xml? It issues some complaints, but builds fine.
> sounds good to me. I did not have the idea. The jgrapht home page now explicitly mentions
> a dependency on Java 6 for the 0.8 version, or at least has mentioned that. They all seem
> to compile nicely with openjdk, there is hence no need to have anything in contrib,
> whatsoever.


> The master chief of libjgrapht is Michael, so I felt, and he had some issues with programs
> in the main/contrib/whereever distribution that depends on version 0.6. Consequently, I
> wanted to get the version as part of the binary's name into the distribution, just the way
> we are doing it for sonames, but have not received feedback from Michael on this yet.

Michael seems MIA. BTW: Any news on his person?

> Would you say that the approach taken is working or promising, at least? If you are
> actively using jgrapht, which I no longer am, then I would find it über-fantastic if you
> would consider taking over the maintenance of the package.

Well, I just need it for cdk (which I want to update because of Michael
being "inactive").  have to check cdk (1.1.6) first. Maybe cdk doesn't
need it anymore. Really no idea atm and no intent to take it over.

Regards, Daniel

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