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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: [all] Math needs a "user" & a "dev" email list.
Date Sun, 15 Aug 2004 22:45:20 GMT
Mark R. Diggory wrote:

>> Well, once again, the users of [math] and any other Jakarta Commons 
>> components must be Java developers. It is our job, as API designers 
>> and documentation developers to make it as easy as possible for them; 
>> but we are not developing end user products here.  Any specific 
>> comments that you have on the useability of the [math] API or the 
>> quality of the javadoc and User Guide would be much appreciated.
> Perhaps this is the strongest reason to establish a Math TLP 
> independent of Commons Math, to provide room for those users who may 
> not necessarily be java developers per se and to provide room for 
> those math projects which are not necessarily commons worthy.
> I do not suspect there is enough support to continue to promote the 
> idea of separate users lists in the commons. I will drop the subject 
> for the time being.
> -Mark

Commons is not a place for people uninterested in Java development.  
Commons is a common repository for code used in Java development.  Maybe 
the math boys and girls are thinking of doing something like Struts only 
for math folks.  If so, then jakarta-commons is not the place for that.


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