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Packaging request #2913

Package Request: Cronometer

adamM - about 1 month ago - . Updated about 1 month ago.

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bug
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Description

Hello,

This is my first post and package request. I would like to see the package Cronometer officially available on the repos. It is on the AUR and appears to be licensed under the CPL. However, it does look like it hasn't been updated in some time.

Thank you.

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#1

Updated by bill-auger about 1 month ago

looking at the PKGBUILD, it is clear that it does not build
from source - that is common for java programs; but disqualifies
it from parabola, for the obvious reason, unless it can be built
it from source - that was not to say that it would be impossible
to build it from source; but it is usually very time-consuming to
even try - it could entail identifying and packaging dozens of
new packages to support one - this is the reason why most
distros generally avoid packaging java programs

i gave a more detailed explanation in note 6 of this ticket:

https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2339#note-6

for an idea of how much work is involved, to package these java
programs properly, have a look at the OP of this ticket:

https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1631

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