Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

On Mar 16, 2004, at 10:08 PM, Mark R. Diggory wrote:

On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 15:02, Alex Karasulu wrote:

So really, who cares about CJAN. The spec that goes defacto is the one
manifest in the mechanism used by the most people. Unless of course SUN
steps in at some point and tries to propose a JSR which wouldn't
surprise me at all.

It's such an undertaking that it might be good to have a JSR around it but
that could take so long :(.

Yes, an by that time, I doubt a JSR would be of value because there

Nothing stop you from do first - and document in a JSR later.


Usual disclaimers: this is a personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of my employer (Sun ;-)

Another option is to start a JSR now, as the Apache implementation matures, in order to get the standardization process started and involve interested parties.
Jason you don't need to wait for Sun in order to start a JSR on that topic: Maven defined this area and one use case for such a repository, ie dependency management for building a project.
The JCP is open and Apache could propose a JSR based on what you have today.


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