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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Supported and unsupported blocks
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 17:39:25 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:

> Where shall we draw the line between "supported" and "unsupported"? Is 
> it really the "two committers rule" that I applied above?
> Another thought: maybe we should add another "state" called "sample". 
> "tour" and "petstore" could be "sample" blocks,  as well as a future 
> block that contains all samples.

Yes. And as stated by Jeremy, samples could also include "mini-apps".

But the word "unsupported" conveys IMO a negative meaning that may not 
be adequate. Some blocks have no attached names but contain 
straightforward code (or even no code at all like the STX block!). And 
although their initial developers may have left, acquiring the knowledge 
of how these blocks work may not be that complicated.

So what we should do is have a closer look at those blocks we may be 
interested in, and indicate if we consider them to be end-of-life or 
dead-end of if we believe they could attract interest and people again 
if we promote them a bit.

For this purpose, I suggest to add name in parenthesis to blocks we 
believe in even if we don't have an intimate knowledge of their code.


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies  
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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