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From "Ken Tam" <ken...@bea.com>
Subject RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Commons-Attributes 2.1 Released
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:23:17 GMT
Hi Anil,

All of the existing Beehive depends on JDK 1.5; the programming model is
fundamentally based on JSR 175 
annotations, and the code makes heavy use of generics and other features
of JDK 1.5 (enhanced for loops, autoboxing, new library classes, static
imports etc)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anil Sharma [mailto:sharmaak@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 11:04 AM
> To: Beehive Developers
> Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Commons-Attributes 2.1 Released
> 
> 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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