RE: Thoughts on CJAN

2004-03-16 Thread Alex Karasulu

 -Original Message-
 From: Mark R. Diggory [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 When we talk about distributed Maven repositories, ASF repositories etc
 that are related to Java. I think we should consider that CPAN/CRAN
 etc are models of distributing such content that have been successful.

What aspects of these models make them successful?

 Given that, I started to research the existence of a CJAN project, and
 of course, immediately found:

Looks like they are a little over a year old.

 Ultimately, I wonder how much larger than Apache re such efforts as
 this? We should seriously consider establishing a standards community
 to establish supporting efforts such as this.
 CJAN been hard at work with alot of documentation effort. What are
 individuals thoughts on this project and its model?

I looked through the documentation and the proposals really are not 
much.  They're one pager brain dumps of nice to haves and standards that
are to be followed.  There really is not much to at this point
besides the web fa├žade and the project.


RE: Thoughts on CJAN

2004-03-16 Thread Mark R. Diggory
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
would already be tools and specs in place and used by the community... I
suspect a JSR would be valuable if the network existed already and we
were talking about native support for resolving and downloading
dependencies in the J2RE/SDK.

Mark R. Diggory
Software Developer - VDC Project
Harvard MIT Data Center