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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Java namespace in org.apache.harmony
Date Mon, 20 Mar 2006 02:31:00 GMT

We agreed to use org.apache.harmony as our package name prefixes, and
even refined that with the following guidelines in the class library:


Dan Lydick wrote:
> I encourage the use of our name space as "org.apache.harmony"
> for three reasons to start out with:  (1) simplicity of identification
> by _any_ interested party anywhere, and (2) this is the requested
> format in Java development guidelines as they have been developed
> over the life of the Java language, thus it is the conventional wisdom
> as we now understand it, and-- most of all-- (3) if the ASF is going
> to do this new implementation of Java, any significant deviation from
> this format, thus colliding with reason #1 and #2 above, will surely
> be seen by the industry as a departure from Java standards, thus
> very likely lowering the credibility of the Harmony project in the
> eyes of the industry overall, meaning lowering the potential for
> long-term success of the Harmony project from the time such a
> departure is agreed upon.  Not to be a nay-sayer, but I think that
> this standard, being as well entrenched as it is, has some merits to
> it, both intrinsically by its domain name style of structure and
> popularly because the standard is long simce in place at this time.
> Not that I am opposed to other ideas, but I think this one should
> stay with us.
> Dan Lydick
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>
>> To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
>> Date: 1/18/06 5:42:57 AM
>> Subject: [classlib] Java namespace in org.apache.harmony
>> I changed thread name to keep this issue from getting buried in the 
>> security2 discussion (and get it out of there...)  I also added 
>> [classlib] in the subject to help people sort things out...  I plan to 
>> use [classlib:security2] for more disucssion about my sec2 problems...
>> "org.apache.harmony" == o.a.h  for short is the root of our project java 
>> namespace.
>> Should we consider
>>    o.a.h.classlib
>> for the classlibrary work?  We have no reason to now, and the extremos 
>> will tell us not to do it unless we need it, but I can easily imagine us 
>> needing it, and it will be less of a royal PITA to do later....
>> geir


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

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