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Re: Project status
- From: Anthony Green <green at redhat dot com>
- To: Tiago Daitx <tiago dot daitx at canonical dot com>
- Cc: mauve-discuss at sourceware dot org, dbhole at redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:49:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: Project status
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I don't believe this project is actively maintained or supported, but
I'm adding somebody on copy who may know otherwise.
Tiago Daitx <email@example.com> writes:
> I have been trying to follow up on Mauve and to build it, but that has
> not been working really well.
> First of all, the project is lacking a web presence, it seems dead
> outside the CVS repo. Most of the links from the main page at
> sourceware  are not working:
> - "Download"  points to nightly snapshots  which is empty
> - "CVS"  points to the cvsweb  which then redirects to a
> repository listing  where mauve is missing
> - The mailing lists archives seem to indicate some activity
> (month/year links which seem to skip periods with no activity), but
> clicking on the respective month/year leads to a "No messages here";
> the exception here is a single message in mauve-patches for 2017 that
> seems pretty much like spam
> Checking out CVS repository does show that the last commits are dated
> The README seems to be out of date, as some arguments for the
> configure script have been removed on a previous commit
> (--with-bootclasspath, --with-gcj).
> Trying to run the testsuite (java Harness) brings up lots of errors
> when using the autocompile.
> Trying to compile the gnu/testlet testsuite before hand will also
> throw out errors with both gcj as well as openjdk.
> For gcj-5 (full log at ):
> $ cd gnu/testlet
> $ /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/javac -nowarn -cp ../../:. .
> 148 problems (148 errors)
> For openjdk-8 (full log at ):
> $ cd gnu/testlet
> $ find -name '*.java' -type f | sort -u > java_files
> $ javac -cp /usr/share/java/libgcj-5.jar:../../:. -g -source 1.5
> -target 1.5 -nowarn @java_files
> 32 errors
> Trying to run the tests after compiling also does not work that well,
> lots of errors like:
> FAIL: gnu.java.security.hash.TestOfHashFactory
> line 42: TestOfHashFactory  -- uncaught exception:
> java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: gnu/java/security/hash/HashFactory
> even though /usr/share/java/libgcj-5.jar is in the classpath and
> contains the class.
> It would be nice if I could get some pointers on what I'm doing wrong
> and on whether the project is still being supported.
> Best regards,
>  https://www.sourceware.org/mauve/
>  https://www.sourceware.org/mauve/download.html
>  ftp://sourceware.org/pub/mauve/snapshot/
>  https://www.sourceware.org/mauve/cvs.html
>  http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/?cvsroot=mauve
>  https://sourceware.org/viewvc
>  https://pastebin.ubuntu.com/24054344/
>  https://pastebin.ubuntu.com/24054354/