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From Tim O'Brien <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Promote Configuration to Commons Proper
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 13:34:06 GMT

Configuration adheres to the Commons charter, and that it has a community.


Eric Pugh wrote:

>Configuration exhibits all of the qualities of a component that should be in
>Commons proper:
>- It's small and focused.
>- It's API is well defined
>- It has a group of existing Jakarta committers providing code, ideas, and
>- It has good unit test coverage. It has also been tested in real world
>database applications.
>- It has automated nightly builds, website, and Maven all working
>- It has incubated in the sandbox for long enough to become stable
>Configuration is a mature component that should move to Commons proper so it
>can be released to the public.  Here's my +1.
>The website has additional information:
>Here's the component proposal for reference:
>(0) Rationale
>Configuration is a project to provide a generic Configuration interface and
>allow the source of the values to vary. It provides easy typed access to
>single, as well as lists of configuration values based on a 'key'.
>(1) Scope of the Package
>This proposal is to create a package of Java utility classes for
>implementing a simple Configuration object.  Configuration will remain
>environment agnostic, focusing on just providing Configuration values.  It
>does not provide any time of IoC style configuration of objects.
>(1.5) Interaction With Other Packages
>Configuration relies only on standard Java 1.3 (or later) APIs for
>production deployment.  It utilizes the JUnit testing framework for
>developing and executing unit tests, but this is of interest only to
>developers of the component. It is built using Maven.
>No external configuration files are utilized.
>(2) Initial Source of the Package
>This code has been in Sandbox for over a year, and was originally originally
>in the Apache JServ project, then in Turbine, then in Velocity, and finally
>ended up in the sandbox.
>The proposed package name for the new component is
>(3)  Required Jakarta-Commons Resources
>CVS Repository - New directory dbutils in the jakarta-commons CVS
>Mailing List - Discussions will take place on the general
> 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 [configuration].
>Issue Tracking - Currently scarab on Nagoya is being used
>( however maybe this should
>be moved to BugZilla?
>(4) Initial Committers
>The initial committers on the DBUtils component shall be:
>Eric Pugh
>Henning P. Schmiedehausen
>Martin Poeschl
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