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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: [Jelly] Executable XML vs. Rich Configuration
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 00:26:46 GMT
I've always liked the name Jelly... it makes me think of something very 
flexible and very much not rigid, which is very much the goal of XML in 
general and also of scripting tools.

Then again, I start Homer-drooling every time I think about it, so 
that's a mark against it :)

Frank W. Zammetti
Founder and Chief Software Architect
Omnytex Technologies

Dan Madoni wrote:
> Hello Paul.
> I can't speak for Hale, but I would like to respond to your comments since
> these are important issues to me.
> Regarding your comment on the idea that a change to "Executable XML" amounts
> to a subtitle change, I would argue that it isn't merely about a subtitle,
> but about positioning. This, of course, is a critical difference. Even
> though Jelly is OSS and all that, there is still a job of selling to do,
> both in order for Jelly to reach its potential, and so that the most
> developers possible can benefit from it, and perhaps contribute to its
> continued improvement.
> I know I've already said my piece about the name "Jelly", but if you'll
> indulge me again: the name is meaningless, even more so than most Apache
> project names, (and that's saying something). At least "Tomcat" might
> conjure images of something agile and street-savvy; "Betwixt" implies
> something that sits between something else (which hints at what it is); of
> course, names like "FileUpload" and "Logging" are precise and immediately
> communicate the purpose of the project...
> ...but "Jelly"? It might as well be called "Blah" or "Hmmm", (don't get any
> ideas). :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Libbrecht [] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 12:34 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> Subject: Re: [Jelly] Executable XML vs. Rich Configuration
> This seems to be another voice in favour of even changing Jakarta 
> Commons Jelly... I am really surprised and would make sure I understand 
> it correctly.
> Changing "Executable XML" into "Rich Configuration" or "Running XML"  
> is about changing a subtitle...
> can I just request clarification ?
> thanks
> paul
> Le 13 mai 05, à 18:44, Hale India a écrit :
>>In any case I would like to avoid "exotic name" which
>>could give a bad image....
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