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From "Igor Vaynberg" <igor.vaynb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: VOTE: add Joda time as a dependency
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2007 22:24:35 GMT
exactly what will you improve in core by having joda time? why cant it be a
dependency on the extensions? or why not make it a core module all onto
itself?

-igor


On 2/2/07, Philip A. Chapman <pchapman@pcsw.us> wrote:
>
> My non-binding vote is go for it.
>
> Eelco Hillenius wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For those who don't know, Joda Time: http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/
> > is a *much* better replacement of the Java date and time APIs it many
> > ways (see their 'why Joda time section'). Also, Joda time will be the
> > basis of JSR 310 (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=310).
> >
> > Date/ time handling wouldn't normally be part of Wicket's
> > responsibility, wouldn't it be the fact that our date related
> > components suffer from the JDKs API being bad. I wrote some components
> > and a converter based on Joda time that work better than the current
> > ones we have. The most important feature of those components is that
> > they take the client's time zone into account. I've tried to write
> > them against the normal date/time API, but got so sick of battling it
> > that I gave up. And as soon as I adopted Joda time (which we were
> > already using for our project), it worked superb!
> >
> > My proposal is to include Joda time as a dependency of the wicket core
> > project. I know *any* extra dependency raises eyebrows and I feel
> > great about Wicket hardly having any dependencies at the moment.
> > However, I feel this library is so good and could improve our core
> > components and converters so much that it is worth having the extra
> > dependency.
> >
> > Joda time is a maven 2 project, is Apache 2.0 licensed,  and version
> > 1.4 is 512KB.
> >
> > Your thoughts/ votes?
> >
> > Eelco
> >
> >
>
>

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