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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: [Avalon Packages -> Commons] We want to move packages to Commons: can you help? [Commons-Avalon]
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:40:25 GMT
Henri Yandell wrote:
> To provide an initial set of suggestions for people to haggle over:
> Obviously io/collections map nicely over to their respective partners at
> Commons.
> 1)
> Zip, tar and bzip2 seem like potential packages of one project. Codec? Or
> a new one named Compress or some such? I notice the tar stuff is from Tim
> Endres. Is this now the definitive version of his work and the
> stuff at is just an oldie, or has it been forked?

Doesn't Ant have code like that ?
I would assume that the Ant code is better tested; is it a duplicate of 

> 2)
> Thread stuff. Any reason not to merge these into a subproject called
> thread? I can understand not putting them in Lang. Doesn't make sense to
> fatten that up with stuff just because Thread is in java.lang.
> 3)
> Cli. Peter Donald's cli is quoted as one of the sources of Commons.Cli.
> I guess Peter/Bob/John would need to discuss whether Commons.Cli fully
> replaces Exc.Cli yet.
> 4)
> Util. i18N.
> These both look to include nice juicy bits that will each need
> consideration for movement elsewhere.
> 5) Baxter. Naming.
> ??

Tomcat 4 also has a JNDI component.
It is completely independent from Tomcat, and could be moved to the 
commons in the future if there is some interest (so far, there has been 


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