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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ClickProposal" by BobSchellink
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:50:53 GMT
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  == Background ==
  
- Click is designed to be simple to learn so that new developers can get up and running in
a day. This is very important with commercial development teams where you have a wide range
of skill levels and motivation. Large and sophisticated web frameworks actually works against
this goal, so Click has been trying to maintain balance capability and small footprint. The
core framework has only 59 classes.   
+ Click is designed to be simple to learn so that new developers can get up and running in
a day. This is very important with commercial development teams where you have a wide range
of skill levels and motivation. Large and sophisticated web frameworks actually works against
this goal, so Click has been trying to balance capability and small footprint. The core framework
has only 59 classes.   
  
  The design philosophy behind Click is best summarized in the Swedish word lagom which translates
to not too little or too much, but optimal. 
  
  == Rationale ==
  
- Click is a modern J2EE web application framework released under the Apache License 2.0.
It takes a component and page orientated approach to web applications with its main goals
being ease of use and low barrier to entry. Another important focus of the project has been
to provide high quality documentation and examples to get people started as quickly as possible.
+ Click is a modern JEE web application framework released under the Apache License 2.0. It
takes a component and page orientated approach to web applications with its main goals being
ease of use and low barrier to entry. Another important focus of the project has been to provide
high quality documentation and examples to get people started as quickly as possible.
  
  We see Click becoming an Apache project as a logical step in its evolution. Becoming part
of the Apache community will increase visibility and expose the framework to a larger community
of developers.
  
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  == Meritocracy ==
  Click was initially developed by Malcolm Edgar in 2003 and publicly released on sourceforge
in March 2005. Since then there have been contributions from a number of developers across
the world. New contributors are encouraged to provide patches, and later commit privileges
are assigned to them. While there has been some turnover in the number of active committers,
there are currently 4 active committers on the project.
  
- The activity of individual members is visible using the FishEye: http://fisheye3.atlassian.com/browse/click/
+ The activity of individual members is visible using !FishEye: http://fisheye3.atlassian.com/browse/click/
  
- Most project decisisons are reached via consensus over the click-dev mail list and by using
JIRA to progress individual issues. Occasionally some issues have required voting to resolve,
using Apache style voting rules. In the project there have been periods where off list discussions
have been held on various issues. 
+ Most project decisions are reached via consensus over the click-dev mail list and by using
JIRA to progress individual issues. Occasionally some issues have required voting to resolve,
using Apache style voting rules. In the project there have been periods where off list discussions
have been held on various issues. 
  
- In moving into the Apache Incubator off list communication would be strongly discouraged,
and we anticipate using voting more prominantly for progressing work and resolving issues.
+ In moving into the Apache Incubator off list communication would be strongly discouraged,
and we anticipate using voting more prominently for progressing work and resolving issues.
  
  == Community ==
- Click is a small but growing community of users and developers. Its two mailing lists receive
around 200 messages per month.  The project has always tried to encourage an open and friendly
approach, and provide unbiased adviced to the public.
+ Click is a small but growing community of users and developers. Its two mailing lists receive
around 200 messages per month.  The project has always tried to encourage an open and friendly
approach, and provide unbiased advice to the public.
   
  == Core Developers ==
  

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