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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [GUMP] Build Failure - Cocoon
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:30:05 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>>
>> I'm more and more concerned about the fact that we are, in fact, 
>> forking rhyno and calling it with the same name, this is a very bad 
>> practice, it's very close to steal visibility.
>>
>> Am I the only one bothered by this?
>>
>> Stefano.
>>
> 
> This is my point of view: I don't have any desire to "fork" Rhino. We've 
>  done it because we have no choice. As you can see for yourself in the 
> Rhino codebase on cocoondev.org, I haven't modified the original code 
> except to add support for continuations (in a separate package), and to 
> fix a few bugs. I would like to merge the continuations support back 
> into the mozilla cvs and that is also acceptable to the Rhino 
> committers. The only problem is that the Rhino code itself in the 
> Mozilla cvs has so drastically changed in the last 12 months that it is 
> a large job to merge, and I don't have the time to do it.
> 
> In other words the code in cocoondev.org _really_ is Rhino (+ 
> continuations), not something different, but just an earlier snapshot.
> The fact that it still has the same name reflects this. To me (as 
> someone who has contributed to Rhino) it would be a bigger insult to 
> change the name.

I see your point and I resonate with your feeling.

I think this is fair as long as you write such a thing explicitly in a 
README.txt file in the root of that CVS (but maybe you've already done 
so, sorry if this is the case).

Sam, how do we proceed?

Stefano.



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