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I have been looking at qa of the 2 java overlays (java-overlay and
java-experimental) and have noticed a few things
1) Running repoman ( and even qualidus, tho I still need to investigate
this more ) on java-experimental is a waste of time. Both assume only
that gentoo and java-experimental exist. This results in
a) the inability to find eclasses, aka, java-maven-*.eclass; and
b) the inability to find packages that are only located within java-overlay
I have had a short discussion with zmedico about added the concept of a
"parent" overlay so that repoman can find packages.
So far zmedico has suggested merging java-overlay and java-experimental.
2) QA within java-overlay is pretty poor.
dev-java/jdic/jdic-0.9.1.ebuild (believe this may have been my
doing, certainly remember looking at this )
There also seem to be a lot of packages that have *DEPENDS on packages
within java-experimental, that are keyworded for arch's that don't have
a package also keyworded for that arch.
Now im going to start looking at all of these issues. But please ensure
you run repoman and correct any issues you find. I also believe that we
should always consider whether a change within the gentoo repo will have
effects on java-overlay. While java-overlay is ~arch by nature lets not
break it thru carelessness.