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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: [lang][collections] Project stage
Date Sat, 31 Jan 2004 21:03:25 GMT
I wonder if it would be better to simply state the status of the project
without the use of a classification system. Things seem so fluid and dynamic
around here. For example: http://maven.apache.org/status.html

Gary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Colebourne [mailto:scolebourne@btopenworld.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 02:17
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: [lang][collections] Project stage
> 
> I wanted to see if my own mental classification fitted with others on lang
> and collections. I am kindof splitting stages of a project into categories
> like these:
> 
> Experimemtation
> - where new ideas are tried
> Initial development
> - leading up to a 1.0 release
> Active development
> - adding and refactoring now you've used it
> Active maintanance
> - adding, but not refactoring
> Passive maintainance
> - responding to problems, rather than seeking to add new
> Asleep
> - Finished with, various reasons
> 
> Whether this coresponds with any proper management scheme I don't know,
> but
> I reckon most if not all commons components could be classified using it.
> To
> do so might be useful to our users.
> 
> I believe that [lang] is in Active maintainance since 2.0.
> 
> I believe that [collections] went straight from Active development at 2.1
> to
> Passive maintainance immediately after the 2.1 release which caused
> problems. Hence the last 6 months back in Active development have annoyed
> some. Collections 3.0 should represent the move to Active maintainance
> (ie.
> I hope we get a 3.1 at some point in the next 6 months).
> 
> If people would find a classification like this useful, I could add it to
> the commons website, but I guess it might be controversial.
> 
> Stephen
> 
> 
> 
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