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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Java
Date Mon, 16 May 2005 10:46:06 GMT

On May 15, 2005, at 9:48 PM, Mark Brooks wrote:

>> Hey, this is an Apache project.  There is no lead - we're all peers.
> Then we are doomed. :)
>> But if you are looking for something to do ....   how can we  
>> figure  out the viability of this approach, and either park the  
>> idea as an  interesting one but not appropriate for the project,  
>> or a good one  that we'll keep going forward with?
> I lack the requisite experience to take the lead on this.  However,  
> I think we couldn't really make that determination until someone  
> has done some high-level specifications and determined what exactly  
> needs to be done.  That requires us to identify preliminary issues  
> regarding the build environment.


>   Realistically, what is our timeframe here?  If we have 36 months,  
> we might be able to achieve a lot.  If somebody is looking for  
> something in the next 12 months, the project might have to be  
> scaled back.
> Exactly what IS Harmony?  If the goal is an Apache-licensed J2SE  
> 5.0 implementation, then we have two parts (1) the VM and (2) the  
> class library.  Our requirements tool is the TCK -- but somebody  
> still needs to reduce that to a series of requirements and  
> specifications so we can target what needs to be done and estimate  
> how long it will take to do.
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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