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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: FeedParser in CVS with Atom Support (migrate to Jakarta Commons)
Date Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:04:53 GMT
On 23 Jan 2004, at 07:18, Kevin A. Burton wrote:

<snip>

> Great... does it still make sense to use the sandbox at all?

definitely :)

i could say that it is part of the jakarta commons rules (everything 
goes through the sandbox) and so it's got to be done but this rule is 
part of the reason why the commons has been successful and so i'd 
rather view the positives.

the sandbox means that new components can be started in CVS with the 
minimum of fuss and bureaucracy and gets the chance to build a 
community from day one (without wasting time on arguments). new 
committers are not allowed for sandbox components and releases are also 
not allowed but it's recommended that the component gets a website up 
and linked from the other components as soon as possible. it's probably 
a good idea to add something into the news on the jakarta home page 
(this is very well read and indexed) and add something into the 
newsletter.

once the component has refactored itself (to comply with the ASF, 
jakarta and jakarta-commons structures), built a community and is ready 
to create a full release (even if it's a 0.1 rather than a 1.0) then 
it's time to propose a promotion vote. sometimes at this stage, the 
consensus may be that a component would be better as a jakarta 
sub-project rather than a jakarta-commons component and if this is the 
case, jakarta-commons will recommend to the jakarta pmc that the 
sandbox component be elected to sub-project status.

usually this process takes a long time but it can also happen very 
quickly.

- robert


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