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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject RE: UUID Reuse proposal
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 02:26:44 GMT

Something else to line up for 2.1/3.0?

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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