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From "Aaron Mulder" <ammul...@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject Thoughts on renaming util module
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:08:20 GMT
Starting an e-mail thread aside from the JIRA...

I would *really* like to rename the util module.  It's got our
bouncycastle import, plus some random Geronimo code dealing with
encryption and certificates.

I believe the best name for it is "crypto".  John pointed out that
that isn't the greatest name since ASN1 and encoders such as Base64
aren't necessarily crypto.  But this package deals with encryption,
decryptions, digests, PKI and certificates, etc.  The bouncycastle
mailing lists are dev-crypto and accounce-crypto.  I think the
"crypto" name, even if not perfect, fits much better than the "util"
name (which to me implies a general utility library like String
utilities, etc.).  If necessary, I'd go as far as moving encoders to
the common module just to be able to give this one a better name,
because it does seem quite focused to me and not at all general.

Could we get more thoughts on this?

Thanks,
    Aaron

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