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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] codec to commons
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 19:36:22 GMT

+1.

I'm happy to assist with moving/releasing/apache-website stuff if you need
it.

Hen

On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, 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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