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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Excalibur Phase III List
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2003 17:58:17 GMT

+1 for:


The ThreadContext package is used within James and needs to be released. 
Lifestyle is fine and I'm ready to support it.  I also am sort of 
familiar with Extension and ready to provide support for that package as 
well.  Both Lifecycle and Extension are Merlin dependencies.

Cheers, Steve.

Berin Loritsch wrote:

> The remaining projects yet to be released in Excalibur are:
> Compatibility (with the inclusion of Naming)
> Extension
> Fortress
> Lifecycle
> Loader
> -N-a-m-i-n-g- (incorporated in Compatibility)
> Policy
> Store
> ThreadContext
> XMLUtil
> Of those, the definites are Fortress, Lifecycle,
> and Compatibility.
> The question marks are just about everything else.  What is release
> quality, and needed?
> Extension--JAR manifest utilities (Utility Code)
> Loader--Metadata enhanced classloader utilities (Utility Code)
> Policy--Metadata enhanced security management utilities (Utility Code)
> Store--Cache implementation (Component)
> ThreadContext--Thread specific context utilities (Utility Code)
> XFC--Configuration/Metadata migration tools (Utility Code)
> XMLUtil--Components for working with XML (Component)
> I am +1 on the components, as they fit within our charter--as long as
> those components are stable and ready for a release.  I am also +1 on
> the XFC package for ECM to Fortress migrations.  That project does fit
> within the boundaries of the Avalon project as a necessary utility.
> I am -0.5 on all the other utility code because I have not (1) worked
> with them, and I personally don't want to support them, and (2) they
> are generic enough utilities to be placed outside of the Avalon project
> and garner more support.
> Your thoughts?


Stephen J. McConnell

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