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From "James Carman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (NET-187) TFTP Server for commons net
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2008 15:37:46 GMT


James Carman commented on NET-187:

Mr. Armbrust,

You're correct.  I do not work on the Commons Net project, or at least I haven't in the past.
 But, Commons Net is an Apache Software Foundation project and the Apache Software Foundation
is all about community, so I am entitled to my opinion as a member of that community.  Belittling
("Dilbert manager") someone for providing their opinion is not very helpful to the community.
 So, let's try to keep the personal attacks out of it and stay on topic, please.

I like the idea of having a TFTP server.  I just don't think it belongs in Commons Net.  Commons
Net is all about *client* code.  I have no problem with this code going into either another
project or being one all on its own.  Commons Net can depend on that project as a test-scoped
dependency.  If there's no proper home for the TFTP server, then I like sebb's idea of putting
it in the test code.  

Apache Commons projects must strive to stick to their original scope.  If the TFTP server
goes into the core codebase, then somebody is going to use it.  When that person uses it,
they're going to find something wrong with it or see some way that it can be enhanced.  Then,
we get in the business of implementing and maintaining a proper TFTP server implementation.
 That's not what Commons Net (or Apache Commons overall for that matter) is intended for.

> TFTP Server for commons net 
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: NET-187
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Net
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>            Reporter: Dan Armbrust
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0
>         Attachments: TFTPServer and Tests.patch
> Bug for attaching TFTP Server.

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