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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Promote Resources to Commons Proper
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2004 22:08:23 GMT
OK, I'm going to leave my vote as -0.

I do believe that there should be some signs of life in a component before
promotion, rather than seeing a vote thread appear from thin air.

I am not going to try to actively block the component however. Instead, I
trust that you and the other struts committers will prove good guardians of
the code if and when it needs maintaining.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Colebourne" <>
> > -0
> >
> > I haven't been involved with this project at all,
> > however I haven't had any impression of there being an
> > active community working with the component.
> Well, that's because this effort is mostly complete.  Trust me, activity
> level will explode as soon as resources becomes a core dependency in
> We are almost there.  I have already begun work on a plugin that let's
> people use the existing commons-resources with previous Struts versions
> and 1.2.x as well as several DBMS-based impls hosted on due to
> licensing (and now, build) issues.
> > In fact, I can't remember seeing any emails about [resources]
> > except for lots of failed gump reports (which
> > indicates a lack of maintainance to me).
> No, actually the failed gump reports were due to the fact that someone
> changed something in the gump environment that this project depended on,
> was either unaware or unconcerned enough to realize they broke it.  I'm
> talking about the dependency on an iBatis jar that was moved or deleted.
> So, since noone answered my plea for help, I removed the files that needed
> them and I will release them separately under (as mentioned above).
> After doing that, gump stopped puking to the list.
> I am aware of what gump is and why we use it.   But the 2 main build
> processes I happen to care about are Ant and Maven.  Commons Resources has
> always built fine with both, and the fairly complete tests always pass
> without issue.  Sorry if this seems like a rant, but I am actually more
> pissed off at myself for being helpless when it comes to gump than I am
> about someone affecting the build.
> >
> > If I get time, I may research to see if my memory is
> > accurate, because if so I may change my vote to -1.
> > Perhaps you could clarify who the users of this are,
> > and why now is the time to promote it?
> Right at this moment, there is a very small user base.  However, if you
> consider the thousands of existing and future users of Apache Struts as a
> good number, then you might change your mind about that -1.
> Commons Resources is slated (and has been for quite some time) to be used
> Struts just as digester, logging, beanutils, etc are now.  The home page
> resources should have spelled that out for you.

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