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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [discuss] pure Java and cross-platform?
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:17:07 GMT
On 09/03/2008, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
>
>  On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 18:55 +0000, sebb wrote:
>  > On 09/03/2008, Roland Weber <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
>  > > Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
>  > >  >
>  > >  > Roland
>  > >  > Honestly, I really think this whole native code thing is not as bad
as
>  > >  > it may seem.
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > It sure makes my spider-sense tingle like mad.
>  > >
>  >
>  > I feel uncomfortable too.
>  >
>  > Who is going to build and test the code?
>  >
>  > Or is the code only going to be released as source?
>
>
> Yes, source code only, unsupported, as is, no releases, no guarantees of
>  what so ever.

So why bother? It could just be posted anywhere, with a link from the
Wiki for those who wanted to use it.

>
>  > If so, will there be any checks to see if the code compiles?
>  >
>
>
> Same checks we have for unsupported code now, that is, no automatic
>  checks.
>
>
>  > What about build scripts?
>  > What compilers will be permitted?
>  >
>
>
> Why should we preclude any compilers?
>

Because not all compilers are freely available.

>
>  > The current discussion is only about Windows.
>  > If we decide to allow JNI code, what other platforms will need to be supported?
>
>
> If there is ever Windows integrated authentication for other platforms,
>  I do not see a problem accepting that code into the 'contrib' package as
>  well.
>

Although prompted by the Windows NTLM issue, I thought this discussion
was about more than just authentication.

>  Oleg
>
>
>  > I don't believe we should say that we'll only allow Windows-specific code.
>  >
>  > However, if we do decide to allow non-Java code, IMO it should only be
>  > permitted where there is no reasonable alternative.
>  >
>  >
>  > >  cheers,
>  > >    Roland
>  > >
>  > >
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