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From Anil Sharma <sharm...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Commons-Attributes 2.1 Released
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:03:43 GMT
I agree!!! Since beehive anyway needs JDK1.5, there is no argument for using C-A (and non-standard
annotations). 

BTW, just out of curiousity - does someone know what are other Beehive components that depend
on
JDK1.5? 

Anil.

--- Ken Tam <kentam@bea.com> wrote:

> From the C-A FAQ:
> 
> ----
> Q: How does Commons-Attributes fit in with the annotations in Java 1.5?
> 
> A: With annotations we'll finally have a standard API for metadata in
> Java. The downside is that we have to switch to Java 1.5. Since people
> even now are still stuck with Java 1.2 and Java 1.3, it may be a while
> before a project can require 1.5 and still have a reasonably-sized
> audience and/or usefulness. 
> 
> This is where Commons-Attributes comes in. 
> 
> Ultimately this s a choice you must make based on your own
> preconditions, but this is my advice: You should switch to 1.5 if you
> can, given stability, compatibility et cetera. After all, it is the
> standard that people will use when it becomes the standard (which it
> will). However, if you foresee that you'll stick with 1.4 or earlier and
> you think that metadata is the most cost-effective way of solving your
> problem, then you should definitely take a closer look at
> Commons-Attributes. 
> ----
> 
> Since JSR 181, and all of Beehive, are standardizing on  JDK 1.5, I
> don't think C-A is relevant.  I suppose it's conceivably interesting to
> port the 181 annotations to C-A, but it seems like that ought to be out
> of scope for Beehive (at least at this point).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanjiva Weerawarana [mailto:sanjiva@watson.ibm.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:19 AM
> To: Beehive Developers
> Subject: Fw: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Commons-Attributes 2.1 Released
> 
> Hi- how does this relate to the proposed JSR181 project here?
> 
> Sanjiva.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leo Sutic" <leo.sutic@gmail.com>
> To: <announcements@jakarta.apache.org>;
> <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>; <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>;
> <rod.johnson@interface21.com>; <paul@thoughtworks.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 3:20 AM
> Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Commons-Attributes 2.1 Released
> 
> 
> > The Jakarta Commons team is happy to announce the release of Commons
> > Attributes 2.1. This is the first release of the new
> > Commons-Attributes code.
> >
> > For more details, see the Attributes home page:
> >
> >     http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/attributes/
> >
> > The source and binaries are available for download from the usual
> > places. Please remember to check the MD5 sum when download from a
> > mirror.
> >
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