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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [Avalon Packages -> Commons] We want to move packages to Commons: can you help? [Commons-Avalon]
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:28:13 GMT

To provide an initial set of suggestions for people to haggle over:

Obviously io/collections map nicely over to their respective partners at

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?

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.

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.

Util. i18N.
These both look to include nice juicy bits that will each need
consideration for movement elsewhere.

5) Baxter. Naming.

Just ideas, but shoot em down.


On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> The Avalon project has decided that it's time to move some packages of
> the jakarta-avalon-excalibur module to Commons.
> Some of the packages there eligible for the move are:
> io
> bzip2
> tar
> zip
> thread
> threadcontext
> cli
> collections
> util
> There are also others (notably i18n, naming, baxter).
> Since many of these packages are already being developed in Commons
> proper+sandbox, we need the help of the developers of these packages:
>         how can we integrate?
> Everyone is kindly invited to checkout jakarta-avalon-excalibur and see
> /what/ can be moved, and /how/.
> Please append [Commons-Avalon:packagename] or similar to the messages so
> we can filter them easily.
> I'm on both lists, and will help in coordinating the effort.
> If you wish:
> Thank you in advance :-)
> --
> Nicola Ken Barozzi         
>              - verba volant, scripta manent -
>     (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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