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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [daemon] Improvements
Date Sat, 08 Oct 2016 21:16:37 GMT
On Oct 8, 2016 12:21 PM, "Mark Thomas" <markt@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On 08/10/2016 16:46, Guillaume Ch wrote:
> > Dear Daemon's developers,
> >
> > I'm working on some improvements for Apache Daemon on my Github fork of
> > your mirror and I would like to know your opinions about these
> > changes/involvements :
> > - Removing MSVC specific features (e.g try/catch);
> > - Building C sources with MinGW for windows; [1]
> > - Migrating Makefiles to CMake scripts. I can build with any C compilers
> > supported by CMake generators (and supporting resource files).
>
> Given the history of this component, I suspect the current Windows build
> environment is similar to the common build environment shared by the
> Tomcat Native components [2].
>
> With all of the change above, my question would be "Why?". What are the
> benefits of the proposed changes? What are the impacts on the other
> supported operating systems?
>
> > What I plan to do for a major version (except if you considered these
> > features as useless):
> > - Remove CMake and Maven and use Gradle instead;
> > - Create a Java interface independent of any platforms;
> > - Pruning useless features when the previously mentioned interface will
be
> > functional (e.g declaring start/stop methods etc.);
>
> Taking Daemon off in a new direction isn't really what the community
> needs right now. What the community needs is support (in terms of fixes
> and releases) for the 1.0.x series.

+1, for example we should release 1.0.16 with what ever low hanging fruit
fixes we have.

>
> > Another idea :
> > - Publish executables to mvn repository
>
> +1

+1

Gary

>
> Mark
>
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