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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Query: Hosting Avalon Components
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:42:56 GMT
Henri Yandell wrote:
> What's an Avalon component? Something that implements the Initable,
> Startable stuff? [I'm sketchy on Avalon]


> I can see that it doesn't make any sense to host an Avalon component in
> Jakarta Commons if it's only useful in an Avalon container, unless there
> are lots of Jakarta Projects out there which are customers of the Avalon
> project. Then it makes some sense, though it could also be Avalon Commons
> [or better name] as a subproject of Avalon?

That is what we are trying to evaluate.  We would prefer to have utility
code here, but I think it would make more sence for Avalon components
to live in the Avalon world.

> If there are Jakarta projects out there who want to share Avalon
> components, I don't see why they can't be in Jakarta Commons.

There is Jakarta JAMES, potentially FOP, and (non Jakarta) Cocoon.

I'm just looking for an official path.

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