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From Jeff Turner <j...@socialchange.net.au>
Subject [OT] Jakarta: keeping track of it all
Date Thu, 02 May 2002 10:26:53 GMT
On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 09:13:12AM +0200, Leo Simons wrote:
> > How about Commons Digester? The thing that parses Tomcat/Struts config
> > files. It fits your description quite well.
> > 
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/digester/api/org/apache/commons/digester/package-summary.html
> that's exactly the same concept completely worked out. And with good
> docs. And in daily use already at jakarta. Cool beans!
> Commons needs some better advertising...can't remember ever seeing this
> thing mentioned before...it is very cool when someone has already built
> exactly what you need...

It's disturbing to have all these "gosh I never knew" replies ;) Seems
that Jakarta has far exceeded the point where one person can have a
functional overview of all the subprojects. Past this point, code
duplication inevitably occurs. Witness the Maven vs Centipede/Forrest
flamefest on general@jakarta -- I reckon both camps were largely
unaware of each other.

<thinking out loud>
It would be fun to apply some AI/semantic web solutions to the problem.
Perhaps create a massive hyperlinked "knowledgebase" of projects and
developers, where each entry has keywords associated with it, and
hyperlinks between entries are assigned strengths, perhaps automatically
updated by word frequencies in posts. Then create taxonomies to relate
all the subjects.. then each project's website could have an
automatically generated "Related projects and posts" section.

Metadata, taxonomies and vocabularies. Watch those critters.. I reckon
they'll become very important words in time ;)
</thinking out loud>


> - Leo

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