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From "Charles Matthew Chen" <>
Subject Re: Ready...Set...
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:30:40 GMT
Hello everyone,

   Let me begin by thanking everyone for taking an interest in this project.

   Sanselan began in 2004; most of the current codebase was written
over a period of a couple of weeks.  At the time I was working for a
firm selling software and services to professional photographers.
This position offered me access to images from a wide variety of
cameras.  Over the next year I found small ways to make the library
more robust.  I open sourced it soon thereafter.

   Interest in the project was slow but steady until late 2006 when I
began to receive a increasing volume of questions, bug fix requests,
etc.  This lead me to resume work on the project, addressing many
longstanding issues, not all of which are yet resolved (such as the
lack of proper javadocs).

   When Carsten approached me about donating the project to Apache,
the timing could not have been more perfect.  I had received a number
of requests to move the project to sourceforge or its like and was
debating what to do.  I've always had the highest esteem for the
Apache organization and its projects, so moving here was an unexpected

   Confluence +1

   Maven +1

   I'm not sure what splitting the project into sub-projects would
offer us at this point.


On 9/17/07, Carsten Ziegeler <> wrote:
> Craig L Russell wrote:
> >
> > The biggest advantage of Confluence is that once it's set up, it's
> > really easy to publish changes. On the other hand, I don't know enough
> > to set it up, although our friends at infra have experience.
> Yes, I think using Confluence makes sense; I use it in other projects
> (for example Felix)
> and its nice. An autoexporter exports the site (or the changes) to a
> static directory which is then our website.
> I think setting this up is fairly easy, we just have to ask :)
> But we should ensure that only people with a CLA can edit the contents
> of the website. So we should create an own confluence group containing
> the committers and only this group has write access to the web site part.
> >>
> >>> What build structure do we want? Sanselan is a relatively small
> >>> project but still, it might be nice to use maven as a build tool to
> >>> make it easy for users to deploy and make it easy for sanselan
> >>> developers to publish.
> >> +1 for maven
> >
> > As you can probably tell, I'm a fan of maven as well.
> >
> Ah great, this makes us the "three friends of maven" (hmm, perhaps we
> could make a movie out of this) - Seriously, a big +1 for using maven.
> Carsten
> --
> Carsten Ziegeler

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