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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [pool] 1.6 proposal
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:52:34 GMT
On 13 December 2011 14:50, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have code close to ready for release that is fully genericised.  Let's do that.
>

Exactly!

>
> On Dec 13, 2011, at 7:43 AM, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Frankly, I think that the lack of generics in commons components drives
>>> away more users than having java 1.4 compatibility retains.
>>>
>>> I personally won't incorporate any non-genericized components if I can help
>>> it.  There are a few exceptions where I might like math libraries (oh wait,
>>> commons-math already uses generics).
>>>
>>> Remember, java 1.6 is a few months away from EOL.  Adopting it now is
>>> hardly avant garde.
>>
>> +1
>>
>> We are always finding reasons why we should NOT progress. There are
>> people around who want to build on some "new stuff" as generics
>> (please mind the irony here) and they are usually not allowed because
>> of binary compatibility, an elder release supports jdk 1.3 (!) or
>> something else. This is not do-cracy at all, because the do'ers cannot
>> do.
>>
>> Instead of always blocking new ideas and patches (I have heard the
>> first generics patch is one year old!) we should find some kind of
>> process how we handle such questions:
>>
>> 1) support for elder commons lib versions
>> 2) EOL life for elder commons versions
>> 3) how to incoorperate new and breaking changes
>>
>> After all I am not involved in pool. But I think these
>> questions/problems are commons global.
>>
>> Christian
>>
>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Right now, I'm doing the best I can do for [pool1] and generics. I'll
>>>> support the code the same way I support any Commons code, when I take the
>>>> time to do so. If P1.6 is as simple as /only/ adding generics, then I
>>>> predict we'll see a good adoption rate.
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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