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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: UUID Reuse proposal
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 03:43:31 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 19:27
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: UUID Reuse proposal
> 
> 
> Something else to line up for 2.1/3.0?

+1, sounds good.

Gary
--

> 
> Hen
> 
> On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Gary Gregory wrote:
> 
> > +1.
> >
> > Another UUID extension I'd like to see and use is a GUID implementation,
> > that's what MS calls a UUID.
> >
> > WRT to lang.uuid, I am not sure that a new namespace is justified
> though.
> > I'd just put it in .lang like other "basic" types.
> >
> > gg
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tim Reilly [mailto:tim.reilly@consultant.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 18:32
> > > To: axis-dev@ws.apache.org; commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > > Subject: UUID Reuse proposal
> > >
> > > I'd like to ask the axis developers to donate the java package
> > > org.apache.axis.components.uuid to the Jakarta commons.
> > >
> > > I'm cross-posting this message on both jakarta commons-dev list and
> axis-
> > > dev
> > > list as commons could adopt this package and place somewhere sensible
> to
> > > the
> > > commons. My suggestion would be as an addition to
> org.apache.commons.lang
> > > since the UUID is a special/complex type (aren't all classes, but
> > > hopefully
> > > you know what I'm saying.)
> > > I know not to cross-post but given the request it only makes sense. I
> > > realize the package has some basis on the similar package in the BSD
> > > licensed http://sourceforge.net/projects/juddi/ project. It doesn't
> make
> > > sense to include the UUIDGenFactory, which would remain in place
> (unless
> > > anyone has good ideas on making it more generic?)
> > >
> > > The reason for this request is that the package is nicely written
> (kudos
> > > to
> > > the author(s)), and very useful in a number of applications. The
> Jetspeed
> > > developers can use this package; however it does not necessarily make
> > > sense
> > > for Jetspeed to create a dependency on the axis jar, solely to use
> this
> > > package. There are numerous other applications of UUID's that make it
> an
> > > ideal candidate for the Jakarta-commons, and I feel that
> donating/adopting
> > > this package within the commons fits nicely with the vision of the
> > > commons.
> > > Other uses abound, for example struts could use the classes to
> guarantee a
> > > form is submitted only once. A search of theserverside.com brings back
> > > some
> > > patterns that use guid/uuid.
> > >
> > > I'd be willing to send the patches to the Axis team if the commons
> > > committers are willing to adopt the package and Axis wishes the same.
> > > Basically this would be to depreciate
> > > org.apache.axis.components.uuid.SimpleUUID and make SimpleUUID extend
> > > org.apache.commons.lang.UUID.SimpleUUID (tentative). Then replace the
> > > "org.apache.axis.components.uuid.SimpleUUID" strings within the CVS.
> Or if
> > > there is a better way.. I'd be will to do whatever is agreed upon.
> > >
> > > Please consider this request; I'll keep an eye on each list and if
> both
> > > projects agree that would be great and we can proceed.
> > > A lesser alternative would be for jakarta-commons to adopt the
> package,
> > > but
> > > axis makes no changes. This is the perhaps the lesser approach since
> reuse
> > > is not fully accomplished but if the Axis committers are reluctant
> then
> > > perhaps they could give their "okays" to the lesser approach, and
> > > jakarta-commons could still adopt the classes.
> > >
> > > For more information on UUID:
> > > Per javadoc comment -
> > > * A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is a 128 bit number generated
> > > * according to an algorithm that is guaranteed to be unique in time
> and
> > > space
> > > * from all other UUIDs. It consists of an IEEE 802 Internet Address
> and
> > > * various time stamps to ensure uniqueness. For a complete
> specification,
> > > * see ftp://ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-leach-uuids-guids-01.txt
> > > [leach].
> > >
> > > Thank you for considering.
> > > -Tim Reilly
> > >
> > >
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