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From Peter Donald <pe...@realityforge.org>
Subject Re: i18n Deprecation
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:45:16 GMT
Yay/Nay?

Peter Donald wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The next step in deprecation I would like to do is i18n. I would like to 
> see this nuked from excalibur in the long term. It would be replaced 
> with spice-salt which is almost identical functionality. 
> (http://spice.codehaus.org/salt)
> 
> Spice-salt differs from excalibur-i18n in that salt binds resources to 
> ClassLoader of associated class rather than in a static map. This means 
> that application servers like Loom dont have to worry about different 
> classes with the same name corrupting each other. Things also get a lot 
> easier in Servlet environments if salt is in a common classloader. 
> Except in those scenarios there should be no changes for users.
> 
> The steps I would follow are;
> 
> * Bump version of i18n project
> * Deprecate i18n source code
> * Release new version of i18n with deprecation warnings
> * Update all existing users of excalibur-i18n to use spice-salt
> * Add subversion tag (Pre-i18n-Delete)
> * svn rm i18n
> * Document deprecation and where to migrate to (spice-salt)
> 
> Any thoughts and/or objections?
> 
> 
> -- 
> Cheers,
> 
> Peter Donald
> "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making
> a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
> 
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