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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: FYI: OSGi JSR
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:43:11 GMT
On Tuesday 28 February 2006 21:20, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> These two JSRs are heading on a massive collision course.

Not if the people involved don't want that to happen. The most important 
difference (as I see it) between the two is that JSR-291 is a fast track 
add-on for those who want it "now" (debatable how long that is, as you 
pointed out). And for people like me, who are not on an upgrade train to JDK5 
yet(!), which has been out ~2years already, and unlikely to run JDK7 for the 
next 4-5 years, I think JSR-291 is providing a reasonable middle-ground.

Should it be a JSR?? Why not? Most JSRs are formalizations of stuff that 
already exist... 

And IIRC, Stefano, you are in the camp "rather something that works today, 
than the perfect system in a few years" ;o)
If JSR-277 will come up with something that surpasses every bit and corner of 
the JSR-291, then GREAT!

Let me remind you of a "good enough" collection API way back in time, I think 
it was simply called JCL. It was available in 1997 (perhaps earlier) and 
solved me a great deal of work back then. When the official Collection API 
came out, its purpose was ending... No shame in that. :o)


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