As detailed on the jbosstools-dev mailing list, I'm packaging JBoss Tools for Fedora, and the bundled jars in the lib/ directory of the org.jboss.ide.eclipse.archives.core plugin are causing me some trouble.
The root of the issue is that Fedora packages disallow bundled dependencies; and when new packages are being created, only the latest version of the software must be packaged. This was not too much of a problem for the truezip dependency, even though some things did need to be changed for it, as detailed in the truezip migration from v6 to v7 guide.
It didn't work so well for the jbossxb dependency, however. jbossxb hasn't seen any activity in quite a while, and it depends on the seemingly obselete (this may not be the best description) jboss-reflect. jboss-reflect, in its current state, cannot be included in Fedora for reasons listed in the review for the package that I proposed for it.
I'm trying to find the optimal solution to this problem. What I would really like to know from the JBoss Tools perspective is: How crucial to this plugin is jbossxb? Is there anything else that would work as a dropin replacement, or any other workaround possible? Since development of jbossxb seems dormant, not having to package it for Fedora would be the best solution for me. I realise that it may be necessary though, but I thought I would bring it up here, before I go looking for the jbossxb developers, in case my best case scenario is a possibility!
Thanks in advance for any insight/help you can provide!