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Project status


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 [1] are not working:

- "Download" [2] points to nightly snapshots [3] which is empty
- "CVS" [4] points to the cvsweb [5] which then redirects to a
repository listing [6] 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The README seems to be out of date, as some arguments for the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 [7]):
$ cd gnu/testlet
$ /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/javac -nowarn -cp ../../:. .
148 problems (148 errors)

For openjdk-8 (full log at [8]):
$ 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:
  line 42: TestOfHashFactory [1] -- 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,


Tiago Stürmer Daitx
Software Engineer

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