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From Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [discuss] Harmony Select 6 definition
Date Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:44:37 GMT
Egor,
My assumption is that these modules are to be included as is into
someone's Java 6 build.

Thanks!



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM, Egor Pasko <egor.pasko@gmail.com> wrote:
> On the 0x5A0 day of Apache Harmony Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Last week, in the lessons learned thread, we talked about having a
>> reduced footprint runtime delivery based upon our Java 6 branch [1].
>>
>> The goal would be to get exposure of the Java 6 code in a form that is
>> still useful to a wide class of (headless) programs.  Using Harmony's
>> modular architecture we can quite easily deliver on the Java 6 modules
>> that are further developed at the moment, with plans to back-fill the
>> other modules as they become available.
>>
>> Here's a strawman proposal about what I think should be in the "Harmony
>> Select" build:
>>
>> Included
>>   ANNOTATION         ARCHIVE             AUTH
>>   BEANS              CONCURRENT          CRYPTO
>>   JNDI               INSTRUMENT          LANG-MANAGEMENT
>>   LOGGING            LUNI                MATH
>>   NIO                NIO_CHAR            PACK200
>>   PREFS              REGEX               SECURITY
>>   SQL                TEXT                XML
>>   X-NET
>>
>>
>> Which means the following modules would be left out:
>>   ACCESSIBILITY      APPLET              AWT
>>   IMAGEIO            ORB                 PRINT
>>   RMI                SOUND               SWING
>>   X_MGT
>>
>>
>> I chose the above lists somewhat arbitrarily based upon the Java 5 build
>> content.  I haven't listed some modules we might want to include that
>> are Java 6 specific (e.g. JAXB).
>>
>> Discuss :-)
>>  - Can you imagine paring down the 'Included' list any further?
>>  - What is missing from the list that must be there to make it useful?
>
> Is this to minimize download size? Or the first step towards a
> packaging system? What is the estimate download size in your proposal?
>
> What is the target audience? Trying to imagine someone saying "with a
> 5 MB download I am so happy to have headless java" ... and .. I should
> say I do not know many people who would say that. Let's assume this is
> just me, a side effect of being happy today :)
>
> --
> Egor Pasko
>
>



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