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From Gilles Sadowski <gil...@harfang.homelinux.org>
Subject Re: [math] [sandbox] merging Apache Commons BSP into Apache Commons Math
Date Sat, 14 May 2011 21:50:33 GMT
On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 07:42:45PM +0200, Luc Maisonobe wrote:
> Le 14/05/2011 17:54, Phil Steitz a écrit :
> >On 5/14/11 8:31 AM, Dimitri Pourbaix wrote:
> >>Phil,
> >>
> >>>Sorry, Dmitri, but that is not an acceptable "veto" from the ASF
> >>>perspective.  When you say "-1" to a technical (code-related)
> >>>change, you need to provide a technical reason to support your
> >>>veto.  Do you have technical problems with the code being proposed
> >>>for inclusion?
> >>
> >>In a strict democracy, there is nothing such as a veto!  I am not
> >>'vetoing' anything (and do not want to), I am only expressing my
> >>opinion, as requested, to Luc's wish to add this component to math.
> >
> >OK.  As a committer, you do have the ability to veto any code
> >change.  When you do that, you are expected to provide a technical
> >reason.
> >
> >Can you explain a little more why you consider it a bad idea to
> >include the [bsp] code in [math]?   I understand (and share) your
> >frustration on getting some aspects of the 3.0 API settled; but I
> >think we are making progress and I don't see adding the bsp code as
> >really making a difference there.  It does not look to me like it
> >will be hard to adapt the exceptions management or other aspects of
> >the [bsp] API to whatever we settle on for [math] 3.0, and without
> >speaking for him, I assume that Luc is willing to do whatever
> >repackaging or other work is necessary to bring it in.
> 
> The repackaging was almost already done when the component was put
> in sandbox. Of course I will adapt strictly to the current [math]
> API, i.e. I will use MathRuntimeException as the base class for
> BSPException.

You'd better not: "MathRuntimeException" is scheduled for deletion.
Cf. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-566

> [...]

Gilles

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