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From Jeremy Boynes <jboy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Size of common jar file
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:34:50 GMT
David Van Couvering wrote:
> Hi, Dan, I've been thinking a lot on what you have to say here.  When I 
> first looked at this, I noticed what the tools and network server were 
> doing for internationalization, and considered duplicating that approach.
> 
> But the original motivation was not just internationalization of 
> messages, but also the use of SQL States that the exception handling 
> framework in the engine does so well.  Currently the network driver set 
> SQL State to null for all its exceptions.  I can also see a lot of use 
> for other services in the client, such as the sanity service, the timer 
> service to support timeouts, the crypto service to support pluggable 
> encryption of data across the wire, some of the utilities in iapi.util, 
> etc.  And what if we want to have a common logging/tracing framework, or 
> if we standardize on some kind of JMX framework?  What if we want to add 
> J2SE 5 features into the client code -- will we have to build our own 
> component model there to support pluggability?
> 
> And just in general, it bothers me that we basically have a situation 
> where we can't share code, and so the client code has to be written 
> independently of the engine, cutting and pasting as need be, as if it 
> were a different product altogether.
> 
> So although it would be fastidious and I suppose "practical" of me to 
> just cut and paste, I really would like to see if we can make this work. 
>  I feel it would create some leverage that will be very helpful moving 
> forward.
> 
> But I also don't want to put a lot of work into something that will 
> ultimately get voted down by the community.  So I'd like to hear what 
> others have to say, and I will most happily bow to the will of the group.
> 

For all the reasons above, plus others, I think this is a good idea.
--
Jeremy

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