David,

I'm not 100% clear on having Box not in lift-util? Lift-util then  
depends on lift-base which appears to be dependency bloat to me....

I use lift-util in several non-lift apps and libs - none of those  
would need lift-actors

Cheers, Tim

Sent from my iPhone

On 29 Sep 2009, at 03:30, David Pollak <feeder.of.the.be...@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Folks,
>
> Given the continued instability of Scala Actors, I've decided to  
> remove them from Lift.
>
> Specifically, I'm migrating CometActors to sit on top of Lift's  
> Actors.  But, you'll also be able to use Akka Actors to power Lift's  
> CometActors.  Specifically, I'm working with Jonas to make sure that  
> we share a common interface to Actors.
>
> I've gotten Lift nearly completely migrated over to Lift's Actors on  
> the dpp_wip_actorize branch.  See 
> http://github.com/dpp/liftweb/tree/dpp_wip_actorize
>
> There will be some breaking changes to your applications.   
> Specifically:
> Box will be moved to a new package, net.liftweb.base (this is where  
> the interface for Actors will live as well)
> If you make any assumptions about your CometActors being Scala  
> Actors (e.g., using linking), you will have to rewrite this code
> Some methods in Lift that currently take Scala Actors as parameters  
> will take Lift Actors (e.g., ActorPing)
> There will be a parallel Maven repository with the new Lift Actor  
> stuff in it so you will be able to build you apps against the new  
> code before the official switch-over.
>
> Milestone 6 (which should be out next week) will be based on the  
> existing Actor model.  After we get feedback from the community  
> about the new Actor stuff, we will switch -SNAPSHOT over to the new  
> Actor stuff.
>
> Questions, thoughts, or comments?
>
> Thanks,
>
> David
>
>
>
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