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From Ortwin Glück <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Jakarta Packages
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2003 09:31:22 GMT

I work for the Jakarta Commons HttpClient [1] project and I just came 
across your package list. I checked the dev-java/commons-httpclient 
package [2] on your website. As it seems, you are using an outdated 
version 2.0alpha3. If you have not subscribed to the Jakarta 
Announcement mailing list, please subscribe at


This low traffic list will keep you posted about new releases.

Also HttpClient developers would like to point out that HttpClient is 
not directly (neither source- nor binary-) dependent on Log4J but rather 
on commons-logging (which CAN use Log4J as a log implementation). You 
may want to correct the package dependencies.

Finally Adrian Sutton commented that:
"Unfortunately it's [OS wide package systems] not a good way to manage 
java packages since it's just too mixed up with the rest of the system 
for my liking and it makes it too hard to track what my project is 
actually using." DLL hell exists in Java as well.

You are welcome to further discuss integration of Apache Jakarta 
Software into Gentoo Linux on the Jakarta General mailing list (see link 
above), as my voice is only one in a million.

Please note: I am sendig this message to the people I think are probably 
most responsible for this topic as listed on [3].

Kind regards

Ortwin Glück

[1] http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/
[2] http://www.gentoo.org/dyn/pkgs/dev-java/commons-httpclient.xml
[3] http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/devlist.xml
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