Debian Bug report logs - #629008
RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:45:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, carlo.stemberger@gmail.com, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#629008; Package wnpp. (Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to carlo.stemberger@gmail.com, wnpp@debian.org. (Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a BitCoin client-only node
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:40:48 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package name    : bitcoinj
  Version         : r89
  Upstream Author : Jonny Heggheim <hegjon@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://code.google.com/p/bitcoinj/
* License         : Apache License 2.0
  Programming Lang: Java
  Description     : A Java implementation of a BitCoin client-only node

BitCoinJ implements the native BitCoin P2P protocol, which allows it to
maintain a wallet and send/receive transactions without needing a local
copy of the official implementation. It comes with full documentation
and some example apps showing how to use the library.

The project aims to be easier to understand than the C++ implementation,
and be suitable for usage on constrained devices such as mobile phones.

BitCoinJ implements the "simplified payment verification" mode of
Satoshis paper. It does not store a full copy of the block chain,
rather, it stores what it needs in order to verify transactions with the
aid of an untrusted peer node.




Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a BitCoin client-only node' Request was from ReAzem <reazem@ngsclan.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as reazem@reazem.net. Request was from ReAzem <reazem@ngsclan.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to '"bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:06:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a BitCoin' from '"bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:12:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a BitCoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:27:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoint' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:39:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoint'' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoint' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoint'' Request was from Alexandre Viau <alexviau2_84@hotmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:45:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only' Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' from 'ITP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@ngsclan.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:18:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner changed from reazem@reazem.net to wnpp@debian.org. Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@ngsclan.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:18:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by wnpp@debian.org. Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@quantz.debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:21:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#629008; Package wnpp. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #40 received at 629008@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net>
To: 629008@bugs.debian.org
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:20:52 -0500
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
The lib might not be ready for packaging right now.

Contacted the upstream devs and this was the answer:

''BitcoinJ does not have  a stable API so it doesn't make much sense to
have it be dynamically linked, and the Java world already has its own
apt-get style infrastructure called Maven. Also, Debian packages have a
history of falling behind and for security critical software that's a
problem. ''

I might still work on the package later. Until then, I am releasing the
ownership of the bug.
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin client-only node' from 'RFP: bitcoinj -- A Java implementation of a Bitcoin' Request was from Alexandre Viau <reazem@reazem.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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