I recently looked into updating the freemind package, as it is both, severly
outdated and doesn't build on versions newer Leap 42. However, I ran into
somewhat of a road block as upstream switch from a classic Ant build to using
Gradle . Is there any other package in openSUSE using Gradle? I searched
the Wiki for documentation on how to package software that uses Gradle but
sadly failed to find anything.
In case of Freemind there is the additional problem that the package assumes
Gradle to be present in the system. However, openSUSE doesn't package it. I
think this is on purpose, as some helpers are packaged and the recommended way
to use Gradle anyhow is to have the Gradle Wrapper  in the source code.
Yet, I fear that, even if I shipped the Gradle Wrapper as an additional
source, this would not work as the Gradle Wrapper will attempt to pull Gradle
from the internet.
Do you have any recommendation as to how to proceed? I would hate to have to
tarball-install this to my wife's machine.
Dr. Matthias Bach
„Der einzige Weg, die Grenzen des Möglichen zu finden, ist ein klein wenig
über diese hinaus in das Unmögliche vorzustoßen.“ - Arthur C. Clarke