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  1. Tools (JBoss Tools)
  2. JBIDE-12336

org.jboss.ide.eclipse.archives.core bundles some old/obselete jars

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    • Resolution: Done
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    • 4.0.0.Alpha1
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      As detailed on the jbosstools-dev mailing list[1], 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[2].

      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[3].

      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!

      [1] http://lists.jboss.org/pipermail/jbosstools-dev/2012-July/005548.html
      [2] http://truezip.java.net/migration.html
      [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=836404

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            rob.stryker Rob Stryker (Inactive)
            gryan@redhat.com Gerard Ryan
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