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From Torsten Curdt <tcu...@vafer.org>
Subject Re: Consolidating Subprojects
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:17:16 GMT
> We use some commons projects in one of our commercial products that
> uses in-browser applets. Size is very important for some of our
> customers who have clients connecting in from geographically remote
> outstations over links with about as much bandwidth as a piece of wet
> string.
>
> We ship the workstations with the JRE installed so that's never a
> problem, but maintaining a connection long enough for the browser
> download and cache all the necessary jars almost always is.
>
> Note that I'm not opposed to a consolidated commons distribution, it's
> just that you should understand why size does matter for some
> applications.

Sure, but how many users have that requirement? More than 1%?

Someone that cares about jar sizes can easily use the right tools to
reduce the footprint. IMO jar size should be less of a concern.

That said I am still not sure what to make out the proposal.

Less jar juggling - sure ...but also more dependencies of what needs
to be fixed before a release.
Plus (I am sure) people will be complaining that they "don't need all
this stuff" - which is not that great from Commons' image point of
view.

cheers
--
Torsten

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