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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] What can it do?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:41:46 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> 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).

Feh.  It teaches people to send a patch, which I'd argue is faster than 
working w/ the wiki :)

> 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

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