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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [OT] reading archives...
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:23:09 GMT


Leo Simons wrote:

> Hi gang,
>
> I spent an hour or so reading the mail archives from the period in 
> which I just got started here at avalon (march 2001). Its fun looking 
> back a little.
>
> For example, what I saw back there includes me proposing some 
> relatively massive refactorings of the phoenix internals, and then 
> acknowledging in the same e-mail that multi-threading was a bit of a 
> "new frontier" for me, so someone should be double-checking the 
> commit. Real fun, especially as both Peter and Paul went over some 
> commits 2 times, removing various mistakes.
>
> Among other lost gems in there is my 
> first-ever-to-be-commercially-used java app, XCommander (filling a gap 
> long since taken by big multi-thousand-dollar application servers), 
> the beginnings of an ant-based multi-project reactor, and me launching 
> various complaints at Steve for writing English I had more trouble 
> reading than java (some stuff never changes :P). 


**%$*

>
>
> Its fun. Some of the code I committed in the first few months still 
> remains in avalon in one form or another, and no bug has ever been 
> found in most of it. The avalon mailing list archive tracks my 
> learning curve as a java developer, and shows I had as big a mouth 
> then as I do now... 


Yep!

;-)

Cheers, Steve.
(look - no mistakes)

>
>
> Looking at myself from a distance now, the only guideline to be found 
> for new committers: be dash, jump right in, mess things up thoroughly, 
> speak your mind. Oh, and work on docs, it gets you credits for when 
> you mess up :D
>
> To round of a bit of leasury browsing, courtesy of archive.org, our 
> website in june 2001: 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20010603120145/http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/ 
>
>
> hehehe.
>
> g'night!
>
> - LSD
>
> <java:sig>
>     About LSD  = new PersonalInfo();
>     LSD.name("Leo Simons");
>     LSD.email("mail@leosimons.com");
>     LSD.URL( [
>         http://www.leosimons.com, // personal website
>         http://jicarilla.sf.net   // pet programming project
>     ] );
>     LSD.quote("Buh!");
>     email.setSig(LSD.toString());
> </java:sig>
>
>
>
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-- 

Stephen J. McConnell
mailto:mcconnell@apache.org




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