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From Jaroslav Tulach <jaroslav.tul...@gmail.com>
Subject Naming was: Release 1.5.1 of NetBeans HTML/Java API
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:40:02 GMT
2017-11-14 10:47 GMT+01:00 Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch>:

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:27 PM, Jaroslav Tulach
> <jaroslav.tulach@gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...I'd
> > like to ask you to hold the Incubator PMC vote to release:
> >
> > https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/netbeans/
>
> +1 for the release of
> SHA1(incubating-netbeans-html4j-1.5.1.zip)=
> f33391e801d03026f3ca2e989976d264e9750888
>
> Checked the signatures, digests, build and depencencies/notice/license
> files and rat plugin results.
>

Thanks for the check, Bertrand.


>
> Nitpick: DISCLAIMER uses "HTML APIs via Java" as the project name, I
> think the project name should include the word "NetBeans"
>
>
True, the project is part of NetBeans Apache incubation, so it should not
be ashamed to share the NetBeans name. I can change that for next version,
unless following convinces you that it is not needed:

People usually associate NetBeans with the image of an IDE. Or (at most)
with the image of general desktop application platform. However HTML/Java
API is different - it is heavily portable API that works everywrhere - it
is almost like "Cordova for Java". The API is part of NetBeans as it allows
us to write parts of the IDE in HTML5. However to stress the general
purpose usefulness of the API I hesitated to highlight the relation with
NetBeans in previous pre-Apache releases. That is the reason while I was
avoiding mentions of NetBeans in the name of the API.
-jt

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