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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: moving JAM to org.apache.jam
Date Fri, 21 May 2004 20:51:37 GMT
Patrick,

Does the source code live in the xmlbeans cvs tree?

thanks,
dims

On Fri, 21 May 2004 11:53:41 -0700, Patrick Calahan <pcal@bea.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> At 10:59 AM 5/21/2004 -0500, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> >Patrick,
> >
> >I have heard a lot of good things about JAM, but have not looked at it
> >yet.  In Geronimo we would like to offer support for annotations in the
> >GBean service layer, but that would mean using a 1.5 VM.  I don't see us
> >raising the minimum required VM to 1.5 until J2EE 1.5 comes out
> >(2007-2008?).  I only see this desire to use an annotation like system
> >expanding as more users adopt java 1.5, so if JAM can provide an upgrade
> >path I for one would be very interested.
> 
> Right, I have exactly the same problem in xml-beans, so that is what JAM is
> designed to solve.
> 
> 
> >BTW where is the current documentation for JAM?  The links on
> >http://www.pcal.net/jam don't seem to be valid anymore.
> 
> Hi Dain.  My apologies, I'm a bit still trying to get my online house in
> order.  I just refreshed the docs - you can see them at
> 
>    http://www.pcal.net/jam/docs/index.html
> 
> I should have the binaries and sources available for download very soon as
> well.
> 
> Thanks,
> -p
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >-dain
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Patrick Calahan [mailto:pcal@bea.com]
> >>Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 15:27
> >>To: projects@incubator.apache.org
> >>Subject: Fwd: moving JAM to org.apache.jam
> >>
> >>
> >>Hello.  I'm a committer on the xml-beans project.  As part of my work
> >>there, I've written an API called 'JAM' (Java API for Metadata) that is
> >>becoming a useful technology in its own right.  JAM is distinct from
> >>xml-beans - it is used by xbean's java-to-schema compilers, but JAM does
> >>not use xbeans at all.
> >>
> >>I built JAM to solve a particular set of problems that I have relating to
> >>metadata and JSR175, and I believe that many other java developers are
> >>going to need a solution to those same problems very soon.  I already have
> >>some consumers of the API who don't care about xbeans - they only want the
> >>services that JAM provides.
> >>
> >>Accordingly, I am trying to give it some more visibility.  One thing I
> >>would like to do is give it a better package name; it currently is
> >>
> >>    org.apache.xmlbean.impl.jam
> >>
> >>Ideally, I would like it to be
> >>
> >>    org.apache.jam
> >>
> >>but I'm not sure what Apache's policies are on using top-level package
> >>names - I figured I'd better talk to someone about it first.  I bounced the
> >>idea off of the xmlbeans-dev list last week, and everyone there seems ok
> >>with it (email appended).
> >>
> >>Ultimately, I really think JAM should be a separate project.  I'd love for
> >>it to be an Apache project if possible, though I'm not sure what I should
> >>do to start that process.
> >>
> >>If you want to read more about JAM, I've temporarily posted the docs and
> >>some white papers here:
> >>
> >>    http://www.pcal.net/jam
> >>
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>-p
> 
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