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From Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [discuss][Digester] The future of Digester an the Digester3 in sandbox - Take2
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:45:05 GMT
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Simone Tripodi
<simonetripodi@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi all mates!!!
> I need your support on advising our users that a new version of
> Digester is available on sandbox, I already sent more than once an
> email on users ML but never got a reply, maybe my name is not so
> influent between users or maybe the Digester is not so popular as I
> still think... but I wouldn't have wasted the time I invested :P
>
> So, IMHO there are few points that deserve our attention, such:
>
>  * if the Digester is out of our users' interest, it should be -
> sadly! - moved to the Dormant;
<snip/>

We've users, though no active developers beyond you -- as long as
you're interested I think a move to dormant is premature.


>  * if the previous tense is wrong:
>    * just maintain the current implementation in trunk, or
>    * evaluate if the new Digester3 is a good candidate to replace the
> proper one
>
<snap/>

Third option would be to do both. More below.


> I'm sure that together we can find the right way, for those interested
> knowing more details, Digester3 docs is on[1] with samples.
>
<snip/>

Having looked at the samples and API, its clearly not compatible (this
is not a statement about its value). I don't think we should use the
same Java packages (oac.digester.*) since this isn't a drop-in
replacement. However, if you are keen on releasing this (I don't have
time to help in near future), an option would be to promote and
release the sandbox code while keeping the oac.digester3.* packages.

This would mean doing both: (a) retaining current code in 1.x and 2.x
branches in case future releases need to be made on those lines and
(b) moving sandbox code to trunk as 3.x line (while keeping the
oac.digester3.* packages).

-Rahul


> Looking forward to read from you soon, have a nice day!!!
> Simo
>
> [1] http://commons.apache.org/sandbox/digester3/
>
> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/
> http://www.99soft.org/
>

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