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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Proposal: Jakarta Language Components
Date Sun, 05 Mar 2006 20:19:35 GMT
On 3/5/06, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne@btopenworld.com> wrote:
>
> Time to stop being negative, here is what I would like to happen next.
>
>
> I hereby propose the creation of a new Jakarta entity named 'Jakarta
> Language Components'.
>
> This will be formed from the following codebases:
> [lang]
> [io]
> [collections] - expected to divide
> [primitives]
> [codec]
> [id] - on exit from sandbox
> [convert] - if ever developed
>
> I currently believe these are related, but out of scope:
> [beanutils] - logging is an issue
> [pool] - is pooling more J2EE than J2SE
> [oro]/[regexp] - specialised knowledge
> [math] - specialised, has dependencies
>
> Jakarta Language Components will:
> - develop multiple independent components
> - each component will have no dependencies
> - each component will have no configuration
> - each component provides an extension to the J2SE
> - code judged by would it be out of place in the J2SE
> - a component typically has a broad API (many callable methods)
> - each method typically does relatively little processing
> - have mailing lists (user/dev/commit)
> - not have a sandbox
> - use jakarta-general (or jakarta-dev?) for cross group issues
>
>
> For some, this may invoke an immediate negative reaction. But I'd ask
> you to pause and reflect a while. This change allows a new approach to
> commons to be tried - smaller and more focussed. The new group is large
> enough to not be inactive, yet small enough to be manageable. To succeed
> however, it will need to support of those developers who do commit to
> these components at present.


+1. Despite my general reluctance to break up the Commons community, I like
this. It creates a clearly focussed other-Commons that should leave both
communities healthy - and probably leave the current Commons more manageable
in the process.

--
Martin Cooper


Stephen
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