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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java 1.2 compatibility for the 'contrib' code
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 01:41:16 GMT
On 01/02/06, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> Folks,
> We have a long standing policy of requiring Java 1.2 compatibility for
> all code contributions to HttpClient including those that end up in the
> 'contrib' package. This policy prevents us from accepting the SPNEGO
> auth scheme contributed by Mikael Wikström into Commons HttpClient code
> repository.
> We have two options:
> (1) stick to the policy and include Mikael's code into HttpComponents
> HttpAuth module, eventually to be released as a component of Jakarta
> HttpClient 4.0
> (2) Revoke the policy and accept Mikael's code as source-only
> contribution to the 'contrib' package of HttpClient 3.1

May I suggest:

(3) Relax the policy for this code only.
(4) Relax the policy for 'contrib' packages only.

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