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From Dirk Verbeeck <>
Subject Re: VOTE: FeedParser move to Commons Proper...
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2005 07:21:42 GMT
+1 for promoting feedparser to commons proper

-0 for dedicated mailing list, httpclient got one during their major 
refactoring mail storm when they were sending dozens of mails every 
day. It was a practical solution but not good community wise.
I would advice only to get a separate mailing list if you are planning 
to move to jakarta level project. (it is also less confusing to your 

-- Dirk

Kevin A. Burton wrote:
> Subject:
> Hey gang.
> I'd like to propose that we move FeedParser into commons proper.  The main
> personal requirement for this is that I want to do a 0.5 release for my 
> CodeCon
> talk on the FeedParser on Feb 11.
> We've been in the sandbox for 11 months now.  The FeedParser itself is 
> more than
> 2 years old.  Its currently used in production at to handle 
> more than
> 1.9 million feeds.
> We currently have three developers working on the FeedParser:
> Kevin Burton (me)
> Brad Neuberg (Rojo Networks Inc.)
> Joseph Ottinger (Fusion Alliance)
> We're also working with the Rome developers (another RSS parser) to try to
> standardize APIs and are collaborating on a common feed parsing components
> including networking IO, autodiscovery, unit test, and potential 
> collaboration.
> In order for this to happen though I need to get a stable release of 
> FeedParser
> out the door and the sandbox doesn't allow any releases.
> I also want to be able to give out SVN commit to additional developers 
> as they
> come on board.
> Also... I assume we can get a dedicated mailing list for the FeedParser?
> HttpClient is currently doing this.
> The roadmap for FeedParser is to get a 0.5 release out before Feb 11 and 
> then
> about a month later to release 1.0.  Then I want to start working on 
> better and
> DEEPER unit tests and then rewrite the backend to use SAX.   At this 
> point I
> can make a better case that the Rome developers should build their 
> object model
> on top of FeedParser ....
> Thanks guys!!!

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