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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] What can it do?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:24:10 GMT
Sure -- I was using "passing the application's examples and test suites"
as a reasonable definition of 'it works'.

The wiki is good for this topic since it allows any number of people to
edit the website with the results of their experiments (rather than
relying on a poor, overworked committer to update the website).

However, I agree that putting 'notable milestones achieved' on the
website site would be appropriate, and the failures can be on the wiki
as a tempting feast for people looking to contribute.

Regards,
Tim

Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> At the risk of incurring the wrath of GM Jr.
> 
> <grumble>
> 
>  I've tweaked the class
>> library wiki page to include the results of some basic experiments using
>> the recent Harmony class library snapshot.
>>
>>     http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/ClassLibrary
>>
>> (I'll go back and fill in something for Ant and the Eclipse compiler
>> soon, but we use them for self-host so seems to work quite well.)
>>
>> If you try and run something, please record your success/failure for us
>> all to see.  It will help us form a missing code "Most Wanted" list <g>
>> and a record of our abilities.
> 
> I was going to do this as part of our website - doing a "how are we
> doing?" page.
> 
> I suspect that there's a lot more things we can put there, and little
> things that people are familiar with.  Like, it's really cool that it
> runs velocity.  It's pleasantly surprising.  it's not surprising that it
> won't run Tomcat (yet).
> 
> Lets try to keep finding small things that work.  Maybe we need little
> programs that show functionality - i.e. we can't just say "log4j works"
> as I'm not sure what that means w/o context.   However, having a little
> proggie that shows log4j working might be good.
> 
> The point would be to support your subject line "What can we do?"...
> 
> Once I dig out of my pile, I'll try to put something on the website for
> us and come up w/ more examples...
> 
> 
> geir
> 

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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