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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [chain] Forking to a 2.0?
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:41:59 GMT
+1. I have done some of this privately (like generics). Having an
official version would be so useful.

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Elijah Zupancic <elijah@zupancic.name> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been a active user for a number of years now and a big fan of the
> project. I'm a total beginner when it comes to contributing on Apache
> projects, so please bear with me.
>
> The code base for Apache Chain is starting to feel more and more
> dated. I would like to see the following changes in the project:
>
> * Upgrading the source code to 1.6.
> * Supporting generics on commands, so that we get something like
> Command<MyContext>
> * Switching the logging API over to SLF4J, so that we can swap out
> logging implementations
> * Using the new java.util.concurrency classes to handle thread safety as needed.
> * Removing deprecated methods.
>
> I realize that I am suggestion rather drastic API changes that may
> break the existing API and that is why I'm suggesting a 2.0. I have a
> prototype that I am working on and I do not see it being a lot of work
> to accomplish the above tasks.
>
> Would a 2.0 version of Chain be useful to anyone? Or should I just
> fork the project for my own needs and release it independently like
> the Commons Collections with Generics?
>
> I know that I'm assuming a lot and diving in head first here, so thank
> you ahead of time for any replies.
>
> -Elijah Zupancic
>
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