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From "Ivanov, Alexey A" <alexey.a.iva...@intel.com>
Subject RE: RE: [classlib][suncompat] created
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:23:08 GMT
I agree with Alex, we should *not* have this by default. Having it
enabled by default will not give a hint something's wrong with the code.
I believe no one will ever look in the sources if everything works just
fine, and therefore no one will see the deprecation.
At least, the new code won't reference these classes. However we'll
provide a workaround to keep legacy applications running on Harmony in
cases where the code can't be updated properly.

When suncompat.jar is removed from the default distribution, people will
be frustrated as well.

Regards,
--
Alexey A. Ivanov
Intel Middleware Product Division


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Blewitt [mailto:alex.blewitt@gmail.com]
>Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:06 PM
>To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: Re: RE: [classlib][suncompat] created
>
>I think the @deprecated is a good idea, but I strongly believe that we
>should *not* have this as a default. There's an easy workaround for
>the subset of applications that need it (e.g. enable it in the
>.properties file) whilst still preventing new code from being able to
>reference it. A simple FAQ should be enough to help people do this.
>
>Mind you, I seem to be in the minority on this view on this list :-)
>
>Alex.
>
>On 11/08/06, Nathan Beyer <nbeyer@kc.rr.com> wrote:
>> I agree, let's just enable it by default. I would suggest that we tag
all
>of
>> these classes as @Deprecated with a nice message saying you really
>shouldn't
>> be using this.
>>
>> -Nathan
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Geir Magnusson Jr [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
>> > Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 11:13 AM
>> > To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> > Subject: Re: [classlib][suncompat] created
>> >
>> > Oh - definitely only add as needed, and yes, we need to have good
>> > documentation to assist users.
>> >
>> > And I'm very +1 about including this by default for now.  See other
>> > threads as for why.
>> >
>> > geir
>> >
>> > Alex Blewitt wrote:
>> > > Sounds like a FAQ in the making :-)
>> > >
>> > > On 10/08/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > >> Alex Blewitt wrote:
>> > >> > OK. What's the plan with regards to adding items in here e.g.
>Base64
>> > >> > or tools like JavaC? Or do we just add them organically as we
find
>> > >> > problems?
>> > >>
>> > >> Let's try and keep this JAR as small as possible, only adding
types
>> > >> after a debate on the list concludes that it is a 'necessity'.
>> > >>
>> > >> Regards,
>> > >> Tim
>> > >>
>> > >> --
>> > >>
>> > >> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>> > >> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>> > >>
>> > >>
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