I did quite a bit of work this week. I really did 😛
dcm4che is finally on the verge of packaging. It builds correctly, and there’s a minor glitch in the javadoc generation which I think would be corrected in a day or two. It’s build dependency, dcm4che-test has almost passed review. Mario has been awesome enough to review the package for me, and the final version with tweaks is building on mock as I type! I really must thank Stanislav Ochotnicky over at #fedora-java who had the patience to almost walk me through Java packaging. Even though I’ve been a fedora packager for more than 3 years now, I had never packaged a Java package, and knew nothing about maven and POMs. The folks at the fedora-java mailing list have been very very helpful. (Thanks Alex!) I wouldn’t have managed to package up dcm4che without all their help.
In other news, Susmit (my mentor along with Mario) is going to send me a list of already packaged software that would enable me to create the comps group for fedora medical. I had mailed the -devel mailing list a while back to give them a heads up. As soon as I have the list, I’ll make the required changes and send the diff to the list for review.
We’ve picked up momentum, as the critical build dependencies are packaged up, it’ll take us less time to package the rest. 🙂