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From Ryan Hoegg <rho...@isisnetworks.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] codec to commons
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 23:29:55 GMT
+1

O'brien, Tim wrote:

>Formal vote, codec is ready for a release.  Please submit votes within the
>next 72 hours, I will summarize the results at that time.
>
>* Base64 is based upon the latest code from HttpClient and XML-RPC - the
>interfaces are a product of negotiation between these two efforts.
>
>* Codec contains a number of language utilities - Soundex, RefinedSoundex
>and Metaphone are stable and ready for use.  I am currently consulting the
>PMC for an opinion on DoubleMetaphone and Nysiis.
>
>* The goal for this release is simply to provide a common Base64
>implementation for HttpClient and xml-rpc.  There are other available
>utilities.
>
>* There is a community of contributors who have shown a clear interest in
>expanding codec - contributors can be found on this report:
>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/codec/team-list.html
>
>* As required by the proposal, codec is simple, and well-tested package:
>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/codec/clover/index.html
>
>Here is a copy of the tightly scoped PROPOSAL:
>
><PROPOSAL>
>
>Proposal for Codec Package
>
>January 24, 2002
>
>(0) Rationale
>
>Many software projects have a need to use various formats of data, and to be
>able to switch between various formats. The codec package seeks to
>encapsulate some of the most popular encode/decode algorithms in one easy to
>use, well tested package. A base64 codec is the first candidate, with others
>to follow soon. 
>
>(1) Scope of the Package
>
>This proposal is to create a package of Java utility classes for the
>encoding/decoding of various types of data. A base64 codec will be the first
>implementation. 
>
>(1.5) Interaction With Other Packages
>
>Codec relies only on standard JDK 1.2 (or later) APIs for production
>deployment. It utilizes the JUnit unit testing framework for developing and
>executing unit tests, but this is of interest only to developers of the
>component. Codec will be a dependency for several existing components in the
>open source world. 
>
>No external configuration files are utilized.
>
>(2) Initial Source of the Package
>
>The original Java classes (Base64, etc.) are splashed around various Apache
>subprojects. We intend to seek them out and integrate them. 
>
>The proposed package name for the new component is org.apache.commons.codec.
>
>
>(3) Required Jakarta-Commons Resources
>
>CVS Repository - New directory codec in the jakarta-commons CVS repository. 
>
>Mailing List - Discussions will take place on the general
>commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org mailing list. To help list subscribers
>identify messages of interest, it is suggested that the message subject of
>messages about this component be prefixed with [Codec]. 
>
>Bugzilla - New component "Codec" under the "Commons" product category, with
>appropriate version identifiers as needed. 
>
>(4) Initial Committers
>
>The initial committers on the Lang component shall be as follows: 
>
>Scott Sanders (sanders) 
>Henri Yandell (bayard) 
>Daniel Rall (dlr) 
>Tim O'Brien (tobrien) 
>
></PROPOSAL>
>
>--------
>Tim O'Brien
>


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