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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@kc.rr.com>
Subject RE: Component status pages (was:Re: any donations expected for awt and swing?)
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 02:07:38 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: zoe slattery [mailto:zoe.slattery@googlemail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 7:50 AM
> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Component status pages (was:Re: any donations expected for awt
> and swing?)
> 
> Tim Ellison wrote:
> > Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> >
> >> Tim Ellison wrote:
> >>
> >>> Probably best to put the 'concerted work in progress' description on
> the
> >>> wiki, so anyone can join in; the website status page was intended to
> be
> >>> more of a current state of the code overview.  We should also start to
> >>> set ourselves some goals, in terms of applications to run, etc.
> >>>
> >> Why not have "started" on the webpage, and then a like to the wiki page
> >> if there is one?
> >>
> >> Or just encourage people to ask here on the dev list...
> >>
> >
> > Yes, that would be fine.  If somebody wants to hack the wiki for module
> > status pages, I'll volunteer to point to the website to them.
> >
> To start with (because it is easier for people to update) I've
> replicated Tim's table on the Wiki
> (here:http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/component_development_status). I've
> linked one component (j.l.mangement) to a seperate page and marked it as
> "started". How about other people marking up the areas that they are
> working in?
[Nathan Beyer] I added a LUNI page [1]. I've been trying to implement and
stub out all of the missing Java 5 stuff, so I've put some of my information
up there.

[1] http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/LUNI

> > Regards,
> > Tim
> >
> >
> >>> If you want to make a start on the wiki page that would be good, or if
> >>> anyone else has an idea for tracking intent...
> >>>
> >>> It's also worth mentioning that I don't believe we should be exclusive
> >>> about areas of work within, and contribution to, Harmony.
> >>>
> >> Absolutely.
> >>
> >>
> >>> While I
> >>> understand that the goal is to minimize redundant work, we may find
> >>> ourselves in the situation of having more than one implementation of
> the
> >>> same APIs (we already saw this happen with 'security' and 'security2'
> >>> contributions).  This is no bad thing as it allows us to evaluate the
> >>> best technical option (quickly) and proceed with the combined group of
> >>> experts collaborating on a single code base.  I hope we can continue
> to
> >>> do so 'harmoniously'.
> >>>
> >> Choice and competition is good.  This isn't "live or die" competition,
> >> but "we can choose best of breed" competition, and we all benefit.
> There
> >> are no losers.
> >>
> >> geir
> >>
> >>
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Tim
> >>>
> >>> karan malhi wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> I am writing the interfaces for the javax.accessibility package. Some
> of
> >>>> the interfaces are dependent on classes from the awt package. Are we
> >>>> expecting any donations for awt, swing packages?
> >>>> If donations are not expected then what approach should I take?
> Should I
> >>>> start writing stuff for  awt and swing (on which accessibility
> depends
> >>>> on) so that accessibility classes compile during a build in harmony?
> >>>> Please guide me here.
> >>>>
> >>>> Secondly, once a volunteer starts working on a "Missing" module as
> >>>> stated on
> >>>>
> http://incubator.apache.org/harmony/subcomponents/classlibrary/status.html
> >>>>
> >>>> , should the status be changed to something else like "Work in
> progress"
> >>>> or something?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >
> >


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