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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Namespace Considerations (Was: RE: Apache River Release)
Date Wed, 06 Jan 2010 17:33:17 GMT
There's no rule that 100% of the code in Apache projects must be in  
the org.apache name space.

But the exceptions to date have been few. Those that I'm aware of are  
in the javax name space that is mandated by external specifications.  
For example, the Geronimo project ships code in the javax.ejb name  
space, and the JDO project ships code in the javax.jdo name space.

I don't know whether net.jini falls into the category of "external  
specifications" that would justify preserving the name space.

Cheers,

Craig

On Jan 6, 2010, at 1:45 AM, Tom Hobbs wrote:

> Hi Greg,
>
> In regards to;
>
> "I hope there's no intention of changing the net.jini.** package
> namespaces to org.apache.**."
>
> I was under the impression that it /was/ the intention to change all  
> the
> Jini/River code to be under the org.apache namespace.  I also thought
> that doing so was a requirement for the eventual promotion of River  
> out
> of the incubator.
>
> I know that this would break third party code (my own included) but I
> personally feel that it's a desirable step that should be taken.
>
> Am I rehashing an old discussion here that has already been decided?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Tom
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Trasuk [mailto:trasukg@stratuscom.com]
> Sent: 05 January 2010 17:46
> To: river-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Apache River Release
>
>
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 12:15, Tom Hobbs wrote:
>> I figured most of the core information is the same, so all I've done
> is
>> a bit of tidying up..
>>
>> - Replaced all* references to "Jini" with "River"
>
> Perhaps I'm wrong, but isn't it still Jini?  As in "the Jini dynamic
> networking infrastructure".  I've always understood that River was the
> project name for the reference implementation, in the same way that
> Tomcat is the name of an implementation of the servlet specification.
>
> More specifically, I hope there's no intention of changing the
> net.jini.** package namespaces to org.apache.**.  com.sun.jini is fair
> game, but changes away from net.jini will break existing code,  
> across a
> couple of vendors, I suspect.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Greg.
>
>
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
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