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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: [vote] POI commiters (was: RE: [vote] Accepting donated POI serializers/generators)
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2002 09:09:53 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

>>Should the authors (Marc Johnson and Andrew C Oliver I believe are the two
>>people of note) of POI get CVS commit rights?
> POI development cycle is *very* fast.
> I've been working with them for some time, and IMO they should be able to
> commit on their own.
> If they cannot, you will have to deal with loads of daily patches ;-)

This kinda worries me. As far as Cocoon is concerned this donation turns 
out to be a serializer, which most probably (but I haven't seen it yet) 
should be a little more than a wrapper to some POI driver. If the API is 
not stable this might be an issue given that Cocoon is advertised as 
production-ready and robust (true, we use other unstable and sometimes 
experimental stuff, Avalon being the most notable example, but this is 
in a controlled environment).

Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy about POI being part of the game, 
but I'd like to have a good reason for having tons of daily patches 
coming in, or as far as I'm concerned they will be confined to 
scratchpad for a long time. :-)

In short: I'm absolutely in favor of giving the POI team commit access, 
but I'd love to see them updating (not too often :)) the poi jars and 
work on the Cocoon wrappers mostly if not only for bugfixing once they 
make into production (out from the scratchpad). They should be aware of 
back compatible issues in case they have to change the API (this is 
nothing different from the actual situation, I just wanted to make 
myself clear).

Feedback from the POI devs is most appreciated of course :)



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