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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [lang][util] Open Symphony OSCore
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2002 20:18:47 GMT
Two points:
1) We have been a little slow in getting all the code offered from Avalon
included in commons. We have to be careful not to take too much on.

2) I'm not certain as to which of the OSCore methods fit with commons yet.

Having said that, here's a first look:
BeanUtils to [beanutils]
Data/DataUtil is a little odd. If the use is explained, maybe [util]
DateUtil could go with [lang]s upcoming date code.
FileUtils to [io]
GUID would fit with the identifier factories in [pattern]. (Although they
shouldn't be in pattern)
TextUtils contains a lot of HTML specific methods which don't apply to
XMLUtils might fit with [util] but it adds to the dependencies.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Rall" <>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [lang][collection][util] Open Symphony OSCore

> Henri Yandell <> writes:
> > I talked to Mike Cannon Brookes of Jira and Open Symphony fame. He
> > mentioned that we might want to look in the OSCore package there:
> >
> >
> >
> > and consider aggregating in any applicable works in there. I took a
> > look at TextUtils and expect to roll a few methods in at some stage.
> > Thought I'd let you all know that it's open season on OSCore :)
> >
> > I was going to reimplement the TextUtils ones as they were quite light,
> > least the first ones I was considering, but I think we could probably
> > discuss a formal submission of something if there was something complex
> > that looked like a good fit.
> >
> > Another thing we could do is provide an API map showing which Jakarta
> > Commons classes could easily replace theirs. They might be interested.
> >
> > Licence wise, it's a modified Apache, so hopefully compatible.
> Henri, sounds good.  Does this mean we should branch?  It seems like
> quite a bit of functionality is getting added in between beta and
> release candidate (though you guys are doing a great job with the unit
> tests!).
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> Daniel Rall <>
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