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Java Special Interest Group

A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of Java in Fedora. This includes packaging Java libraries and applications, setting and improving standards for packaging them as RPM's and collaboratively managing bigger changes related to Java in Fedora.

If you want to take the attention of the SIG members. Please open a bug report and make it block FE-JAVASIG


There will be informal Java SIG meetings in the #fedora-meeting channel held irregularly.

For more information about the past meetings please see the meetings subpage: Java/Meetings

IRC Channel

Besides the Java SIG meetings there is also existing a Libera Chat channel for developers and users of java in Fedora: #fedora-java[?]

Mailing list

There's a mailing list here named java-devel which you can join to ask questions.

Ongoing projects

State of Affairs

The current brief packaging guidelines.

The more detailed packaging guidelines

If you would like to help us with packaging Java software, read how to join Fedora packagers or get in touch with us directly and we will guide you through the process.

See Java packaging common problems page for help with common problems while building java packages and how to solve them.


Currently Open Java Package Review Bugs

We generally like to get new Java packages into Fedora as long as they follow our packaging guidelines. Currently there is no simple way to query bugzilla for Java-only package reviews so people interested in java reviews have it a bit harder. Just go through all open package reviews or Java package reviews. The second link can be incomplete, but should contain mostly Java packages.

Package Update/Rebuild Notes

eclipse-rse must be rebuilt if any of the following packages change version:

  • apache-commons-net

eclipse must be rebuilt if any of the following packages are rebuilt:

  • eclipse-ecf
  • eclipse-emf

eclipse-m2e-core must be rebuilt if any of the following packages change version:

  • eclipse-m2e-workspace


If you are interested in joining the SIG, please hang out at #fedora-java. If you have provenpackager or sponsor status, please tell us so we might use your help in critical situations :-)

  1. Alexander Kurtakov (provenpackager, sponsor)
  2. Frank Murphy
  3. Levente Farkas
  4. Mat Booth (provenpackager, sponsor)
  5. Aditya Patawari
  6. Len DiMaggio
  7. Orion Poplawski (provenpackager, sponsor)
  8. Juan Rodriguez
  9. Eric Deering
  10. Gerard Braad
  11. Bozhidar Batsov
  12. Chris Spike
  13. Guido Grazioli
  14. Mary Ellen Foster (provenpackager)
  15. David Nalley (provenpackager, sponsor)
  16. Andy Grimm (provenpackager)
  17. Marek Goldmann (provenpackager, sponsor)
  18. Mikolaj Izdebski (provenpackager, sponsor)
  19. Michael Simacek (provenpackager)
  20. Tomas Radej
  21. Michal Srb (provenpackager)
  22. Raphael Groner
  23. Michel Samia (packager) - I'd like to see gradle in EPEL
  24. gil

Package Wishlist

Useful links