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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: j2me commons?
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:40:11 GMT
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 8:23 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Nick Burch <nick@torchbox.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > > Hi All
>  >  >
>  >  > I've been chatting to a few people at ApacheCon about a j2me commons, and
>  >  > they suggested I bring the idea to the dev list.
>  >  >
>  >  <snip/>
>  >
>  >  I'm one of those people.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >  > My idea was to have a commons library that implemented all the common
>  >  > things you want to do for j2me, which have annoyingly been missed out of
>  >  > the j2me spec, or are quite hard to do.
>  >  >
>  >  > Currently, I have a few functions that I've written for a project, which
>  >  > I'm happy to apache license. What I also have is tests for them, and some
>  >  > ant magic which allows you to build them on j2se, and also to unit test
>  >  > them on j2se, against a j2me class library (assuming you have the sun wtk
>  >  > installed somewhere)
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  > Do people think this is worth putting in as a new sandbox component? I'm
>  >  > happy to oversee the new component, if people are happy for me to put it
>  >  > in (+grant myself appropriate svn karma to do so)
>  >  >
>  >  <snap/>
>  >
>  >  I think we need a different name ( not [j2me] ). Please try to define
>  >  a scope via a proposal ( see recent example:
>  >  http://markmail.org/message/4z6z4zendcusdcnu ) -- its great for
>  >  archival so I like those things :-)
>  >
>  >  All -
>  >
>  >  I suggest we let Nick have a go at it.
>  >
>  >  The scope / component size question raised is real. I think we will
>  >  have a better idea when we see the code.
>
>  +1, good thinking. If things scope grows too large, they can always go
>  upwards. It's much harder for an Incubator project or TLP to discover
>  it was in fact too small and go downwards. As Nick's a committer,
>  let's give him Sandbox space.

No problem from me doing this in the sandbox and seeing how it works out.

Niall

>  Hen

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