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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Moving from Incubator to Commons?
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:42:19 GMT
On Nov 7, 2012, at 21:23, James Carman <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote:

> If we take it on, we might want to consider a rename.  "Droids" makes
> me think of Android, which would make me think this is some sort of
> utility library for Android programming.

And it does not fit what I consider commons naming. Recall the recent
rename from sanselan to imaging.

Gary
>
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Richard Frovarp <rfrovarp@apache.org> wrote:
>> On 11/07/2012 07:03 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:
>>>
>>> On 11/7/12 4:02 PM, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Le 08/11/2012 00:13, Gary Gregory a écrit :
>>>>>
>>>>> Or Nutch?
>>>>>
>>>>> Gary
>>>>
>>>> You are right, Nutch already has a web crawler, that looks like the
>>>> perfect home for a crawler framework.
>>>
>>> IIUC, Cocoon (and others?) also need this, so it makes sense for it
>>> to be a component on its own and - assuming it stays small - in
>>> Commons.  I have not looked carefully at the code, but it does not
>>> look so much like "a crawler" to me as a framework for managing
>>> things like crawlers.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>
>>
>> It is a framework targeted at crawling something for some goal. Nutch is
>> about search and HttpComponents is about HTTP. You can Droids to crawl the
>> file system for some other goal other than search. So those other projects
>> aren't the best fit either. The other issue is that most projects are
>> spinning off sub-projects. Commons is the only place that is really taking
>> subprojects within its area of responsibility. There is a community behind
>> Droids, but not sure it's to the level of its own TLP.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
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