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From Jeffry Houser <>
Subject Re: Committer duties and information
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:21:22 GMT

  I can't speak to how complicated it is to build an HTTP Server, but..

  Doesn't modularity become more important to maintainability as the 
project becomes more complex?

On 1/4/2012 4:13 PM, Kit McCormick wrote:
> Flex is a UI framework and a bazillion times more complicated than any
> httpd.  Flex is the BEST UI framework I have ever used and contains
> some brilliant innovations.  It is not a patched-up knock-off of
> somebody else's work.  Sun's java people have been struggling for
> YEARS to close the gap between swing and Flex.  I can only assume that
> some really, really smart people worked on Flex.
> -1 for modularity
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Rogelio Castillo Aqueveque
> <>  wrote:
>> Hi guys, I have been reading the thread and I think Bertrand has a very good point
here, for me this is the biggest "thumbs up" so far.
>> +1 for modularity
>> Cheers
>> R
>> ---
>> Rogelio Castillo Aqueveque
>> On 4/01/2012, at 5:54 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Michael Schmalle<>
>>>> ...I also think that the list should really have a decent discussion about
>>>> future uses of interfaces and the lack of them in the framework to allow
>>>> customizations through composition instead of subclassing or copy and paste
>>>> craziness....
>>> I have extremely limited knowledge of Flex or its internals (which
>>> might actually be a good thing in my role as an incubation mentor
>>> here) but from this and other comments in this thread I sense that
>>> improving modularization and "composability" of Flex might help
>>> avoiding difficult discussions about which component is better than
>>> another one.
>>> The Apache HTTP server project is an excellent example of extremely
>>> modular software, and I think a big part of that is because people
>>> couldn't agree of what needs to be in a web server. By reducing the
>>> server to a minimal core, and having plugins for most everything, the
>>> part on which everybody must agree is much smaller.
>>> In summary, I think modularity is a very powerful tool to avoid
>>> conflicts in large open source projects ;-)
>>> -Bertrand

Jeffry Houser
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