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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Moving from Incubator to Commons?
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:23:02 GMT
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.

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Richard Frovarp <> 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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