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From "James Carman" <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: j2me commons?
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:03:04 GMT
How about this goes into Jakarta?



On 4/10/08, 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.
>
> Hen
>
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