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From Fr├ęderic Cox <frede...@exuvis.com>
Subject Re: Committer duties and information
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:02:38 GMT

On 04/01/12 21:54, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:

>On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Michael Schmalle <mike@teotigraphix.com>
>> ...I also think that the list should really have a decent discussion
>>about the
>> future uses of interfaces and the lack of them in the framework to
>>allow for
>> customizations through composition instead of subclassing or copy and
>> craziness....
>I have extremely limited knowledge of Flex or its internals (which
>might actually be a good thing in my role as an incubation mentor
>here) but from this and other comments in this thread I sense that
>improving modularization and "composability" of Flex might help
>avoiding difficult discussions about which component is better than
>another one.
>The Apache HTTP server project is an excellent example of extremely
>modular software, and I think a big part of that is because people
>couldn't agree of what needs to be in a web server. By reducing the
>server to a minimal core, and having plugins for most everything, the
>part on which everybody must agree is much smaller.
>In summary, I think modularity is a very powerful tool to avoid
>conflicts in large open source projects ;-)

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