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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [vfs] checkstyle - was Re: svn commit: r1245166 - in /commons/proper/vfs/trunk/core/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/vfs2: provider/ provider/http/ provider/https/ provider/ram/ provider/sftp/ provider/tar/ util/
Date Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:59:48 GMT
On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Ralph Goers <rgoers@apache.org> wrote:

>
> On Feb 19, 2012, at 5:12 AM, Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> >> I'm +1 as well. A common style would make development easier. I think
> configuration files should be downloadable from commons website. Maybe that
> will spare some "good patch but there are some style issues..." replies to
> new contributors. ;-)
> >>
> >
> > -1 we've let each component developers the freedom to choice their
> > preferred style. What is the reason to tie down the whole community to
> > a unique style? What will be next? The ASF style? seriously?
>
> Unlike Commons, you have to be granted permission to commit at other
> projects at the ASF and each of them have their own PMC and build their own
> communities.  Commons is a single community and thus it makes sense for
> developers to be able to easily switch between sub projects. Having
> commonality between the projects encourages that as it means you don't have
> to figure out what style settings you need as you switch between projects.
>

+1! Next up would be PMD and FindBugs...

Gary

>
>
> >
> >>
> >>>
> >>> I use IntelliJ so obviously I'd want a style that it can handle.
>  FWIW, Jetbrains provides a free license for the full product for open
> source development or you can use the community edition.
> >>
> >> So are you suggesting that everybody should use IntelliJ? I use eclipse
> and I'm happy with that (Most of the time ;-)
> >>
> >
> > +1 as well, users have to feel free to choice their preferred IDE -
> > even EMACS/vi if they feel comfortable with it :)
> >
>
> Yes, that was pretty much the point. Eclipse is not the only IDE.
>
> Ralph
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