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From David Bowen <dbo...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1069) Rename Hadoop record I/O to Jute
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 19:49:16 GMT

>
> Swing was originally a separate project that was grafted into the JVM and not renamed,
probably for back-compatibility.
>   
FWIW I was in the Java group at Sun at the time.  Swing was always
intended to be a new windowing toolkit for the Java platform, offering a
higher level of abstraction than the pre-existing Abstract Windowing
Toolkit, java.awt, which was already a bad package name.  It had to be
called something.  There could have been various problems with using a
sensible package name such as "windows".



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