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Gentoo science team,
I've just finished extending the hdf-java ebuild from the science
overlay to optionally compile and install hdfview . The resulting
ebuild is in my `wtk` overlay  if people want to test it out. I'm
posting this here in the hopes that the science team will pull my
changes into the science overlay. You get a working ebuild, and I
don't have to worry about maintenance ;).
I have very little experience with Java and Java packaging, so I'm
sure there are things that could have been done more cleanly; please
send along any suggestions. The main difficulty was working around
upstream dependency bundling, which I took a fair stab at. With the
hdfview USE flag, hdf-java now pulls in my new or updated packages for
dev-java/fits, dev-java/netcdf, dev-java/joda-time, and
dev-java/joda-convert. There are still a number of other libraries
bundled in netcdf that should get pulled out into explicit
dependencies, but I was running out of time to work on HDFView.
Anyhow, hopefully there's something in here that's worth moving from
my quasi-personal overlay into the more official `science` overlay.
I'm not sure what the best way of submitting the changes is. I can
attach ebuilds, patchfiles, etc. in a message to the list, or I can
branch the science overlay's Git repo. For now I've just left
everything in my `wtk` repo, since that's easy enough to pull via
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