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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Fwd: Wanted: Improving the Maven story for GlassFish...
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 02:42:49 GMT
FYI. Discussion on 220 spec jars.

Craig

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart <pelegri@sun.com>
> Date: June 14, 2006 11:18:04 PM PDT
> To: Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@Sun.COM>
> Cc: dev@glassfish.dev.java.net
> Subject: Re: Wanted: Improving the Maven story for GlassFish...
>
> I agree there is value in separating spec and implementaiton jars.
>
> I believe that Kohsuke is already working in synchronizing  
> Java.Net's repository with ibiblio.  But if you have experience  
> with Maven and are willing to help that would be very appreciated.
>
> 	- eduard/o
>
> Craig L Russell wrote:
>> Hi Eduardo,
>> I like that the persistence jars that are on the glassfish maven  
>> repo are split into api jar and implementation jar. It is more  
>> clear that the api jar is the specification and the toplink jar is  
>> the reference implementation. This way, developers can get the  
>> official spec jars and use it with any implementation. Good job.
>> I'd also like to see these jars pushed to ibiblio where there are  
>> many other open source jars. I can help you identify a place to  
>> put them on ibiblio if you don't already know...
>> Craig
>>> We just pushed a few more components to our maven repository (see
>>> http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/theaquarium?  
>>> entry=java_persistence_and_ejb_jars)
>>> and we will continue adding components, and I expect that, as   
>>> part of
>>> GlassFish v2, we will normalize and automate the creation of these
>>> components.
>>>
>>> The intention is to make this repository serve the larger Java
>>> Community.  This is something that, over the years, Sun has been   
>>> asked
>>> to do, and now, with the Open Source focus, we can deliver on.   
>>> I  have
>>> already seen people starting to use javamail and activation from   
>>> there,
>>> and I think it would be useful to spend some energy in making the
>>> repository as useful as possible.
>>>
>>> Probably the first thing to do is to start collecting ideas of what
>>> needs to be done.   By my tally we have:
>>>
>>> Components
>>>  JavaPersistence API, TopLink Essentials,
>>>  JSTL 1.2, JSP 2.0, Servlet 2.4, JSF 1.1, JSF 1.2
>>>  FastInfoset, XMLStream
>>>  JavaMail
>>>  Java Activation Framework
>>>  JAXB
>>>  JAX-WS, SAAJ
>>>
>>> Relatives
>>>  Facelets
>>>
>>> Tools GF uses
>>>  Japex
>>>  Dalma
>>>
>>> What components are clearly missing?  Bill was talking about doing a
>>> javaee.jar just for the APIs.  I noticed that JAX-RPC seems   
>>> missing and
>>> that should be easy to add, so I just sent a ping to Doug about it.
>>>
>>> What else should we do?  Some thoughts...
>>>
>>> * We need a better index than the blogs at TA... :-)
>>> * Regular announcements somewhere (including the Maven USERS   
>>> mailing list)
>>> * Synchronization with ibiblio?
>>> * Better integration with NB/Eclipse support?
>>>
>>> What else?
>>>
>>> Who has expertise in this area?  Volunteers to help?
>>>
>>>    - eduard/o
>>>
>> Craig Russell
>> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/ 
>> jdo
>> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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