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From Doug Arthur <>
Subject Re: Flex white paper on ADC
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:49:23 GMT
On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:02 AM, Jonathan Campos <> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Ariel Jakobovits <>wrote:
>> > however, new features will not be added to the runtimes specifically to
>> support the Apache project's efforts.
>> Does this concern people?
> This doesn't concern me at all. There are so many features and general
> improvements that need to be done that don't require additional support
> features. There is a ton of good work that can be done just with the
> runtimes we have now. Instead of focusing on little points like this look
> at the bigger picture and all the rest that we need to do.
> Furthermore, remember that a plane can't fly without gravity and drag. If
> you've never heard this saying consider this. Look at your "perceived
> limitations" and you'll find solutions. While gravity ad drag may seem to a
> limitation, without gravity and drag a plane couldn't stay in the air and
> get lift. Just food for thought.
> --
> Jonathan Campos

I completely agree here. We are taking on a component framework
architecture, not the runtime. It's kind of like java developers don't
have much say into what Oracle puts into the JDK. They can speak up,
and influence, but the JDK is in Oracle's hands. If we run into
situations where we feel an improvement in the runtime will
significantly help us, then we, as a community, need to speak up and
let our voices be heard. We cannot count on any of those changes being
implemented into the runtime, but we better at least ask.

I like your comment about gravity and drag, I hadn't heard it before,
and it makes perfect since in a lot of areas, not just including what
we're facing here on this project. So let's move forward, and make
something great out of what we have in our bucket.

- Doug

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