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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: [jelly] Is jelly still in development
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:44:36 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:25 AM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:55 AM, Paul Libbrecht <> wrote:
>> Le 05-nov.-08 à 10:22, XuQing Tan a écrit :
>>> I'm recently investigating some excutable xml scripters. So I want to know
>>> is Jelly still in development, since it's last release is in 2004?
>> Nick,
>> Unfortunately no.
>> For a long time it was annoyed by the fact that building it required huge
>> resources but since maven 1.1 this is all very easy. Still, since James left
>> it, it is kind of dormant with several unsolved issues, the biggest one
>> being the website I feel.
>> Some people still use it though and adding a few feature is quite easy...
>> Jelly is still unbeatable as a glue in xml processing.
>> What took James from Jelly, I think, is Groovy but that is incomparable...
>> data in groovy is just as ugly as data in java while data in jelly is kind
>> of natural and mixing data and scripting is exactly where jelly is at glory.
> Let's get this reflected on the website, and figure out how to
> dormantize an already released project then. I bet we have others that
> need to also be retired.

I'm thinking we should:

a) remove from trunks-proper
b) Update the homepage to say "Not Actively Maintained"
c) Update the Commons homepage to put this into a release subcategory
of "Not Actively Maintained"
d) Put said N.A.M. note on the JIRA page.



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