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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: any donations expected for awt and swing?
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2006 13:21:54 GMT
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.


>> 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?


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

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