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From Rahul Akolkar <>
Subject Re: [test] Awake dormant component
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2005 19:00:45 GMT
On 12/14/05, Brett Porter <> wrote:
> I'm not sure what the official process is, but I propose it should be
> possible for anyone to move it from dormant to sandbox (and back to
> proper in accordance with the sandbox rules).

As listed in the sandbox pruning proposal [1] and the dormant
components page of the Commons website [2], this requires a vote.

IMO, while this allows anyone to revive dormant components to the
sandbox as you mention above, calling a vote is useful because:

 * It raises community awareness about the revival.

 * The slightly higher threshold of calling a vote ensures that a fair
amount of thought is given by the folks leading the revival
initiative, which in turn increases the chances of the component being
promoted to proper.

I think it would be unfortunate if we saw components go in and out of
dormancy more than once -- that would be harder for developers and
users alike. A component should not be revived for one-off changes to
the code.

The comments above are unrelated to [test]. For [test], as long as we
have developers willing to continue working on it, the right thing to
do would be to call a vote that articulates what the plans are (it
currently looks like a small component to me -- small is good -- but
I'd be interested in knowing what additions / enhancements are in



> - Brett
> Jörg Schaible wrote:
> > C. Grobmeier wrote on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:35 PM:
> >
> >
> >>> Alex Karasulu once created the "test" component and I had
> >>>
> >> already at that time a special interest in this. I would like
> >> to awake this dormant component, maintain and add stuff.
> >>
> >> just for info, what did this component? can't find any
> >> information about
> >> this.
> >>
> >
> > It contains utility classes typically used in unit tests.
> >
> > - Jörg
> >

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