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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-commons/codec/xdocs proposal.xml
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:54:31 GMT
bayard      2004/02/18 01:54:31

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  <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <title>Jakarta Commons-Codec: Proposal</title>
     <section name="Proposal for Codec Package"><br/>
     <h4>January 24, 2002</h4>
  <subsection name="(0) Rationale">
     Many software projects have a need to use various formats of data, 
     and to be able to switch between various formats.  The codec package 
     seeks to encapsulate some of the most popular encode/decode 
     algorithms in one easy to use, well tested package.  A base64 codec 
     is the first candidate, with others to follow soon.
  <subsection name="(1) Scope of the Package">
     This proposal is to create a package of Java utility classes for the
     encoding/decoding of various types of data. A base64 codec will be the
     first implementation.
  <subsection name="(1.5) Interaction With Other Packages">
     <em>Codec</em> relies only on standard JDK 1.2 (or later) APIs for
     production deployment.  It utilizes the JUnit unit testing framework for
     developing and executing unit tests, but this is of interest only to
     developers of the component.  Codec will be a dependency for
     several existing components in the open source world.
    <p>No external configuration files are utilized.</p>
  <subsection name="(2) Initial Source of the Package">
     The original Java classes (<code>Base64</code>, etc.) are splashed around
     various Apache subprojects.  We intend to seek them out and integrate them.
     The proposed package name for the new component is
  <subsection name="(3)  Required Jakarta-Commons Resources">
      CVS Repository - New directory <code>codec</code> in the
      <code>jakarta-commons</code> CVS repository.
      Mailing List - Discussions will take place on the general
      <em></em> 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
      Bugzilla - New component "Codec" under the "Commons" product
      category, with appropriate version identifiers as needed.
  <subsection name="(4) Initial Committers">
     The initial committers on the Codec component shall be as follows:
      <li><a href="">Scott Sanders</a></li>
      <li><a href="">Henri Yandell</a></li>
      <li><a href="">Rodney Waldhoff</a></li>
      <li><a href="">Daniel Rall</a></li>
      <li><a href="">Jon S. Stevens</a></li>
      <li><a href="">Tim O'Brien</a></li>

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