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                  <b>Issue:</b> 5
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                  <b>Date:</b> November 2002
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                  <b>Url:</b> <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/site/news/200211.html">http://jakarta.apache.org/site/news/200211.html</a>
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                                                  <p>It has been a quiet month. Commons
has killed on old component and welcomed a new one, while other components have kept up fixes,
features and releases. Elsewhere there has been more discussion about the infrastructure and
community at Apache, and an attempt to be helpful to those developers using IDEs</p>
                                                  <p>As always, I want to thank those
who contributed and hope that you enjoy the read.  If you would like to comment further on
any of the highlighted discussions then please do so on the <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/site/mail.html">appropriate
list</a>, if you want to comment on the newsletter itself then please point your comments
to <a href="mailto:general@jakarta.apache.org?subject=[Newsletter]">general@jakarta.apache.org</a>.</p>
                                                  <p>Rob Oxspring</p>
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                                      <li><a href="#General">General</a></li>
                                                  <li><a href="#Ant">Ant</a></li>
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                                      <p><i>"Ideas, suggestions, and comments
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                                                  <p><b>Editor:</b> Rob
Oxspring</p>
                                                  <p>Andrew Oliver decided to do something
about the Java developers who "cut their teeth" on IDEs and don't understand the intricacies
of the command line tools that are used under the hood.  The page [<a href="#General1">1</a>]
was welcomed by many and was rapidly expanded [<a href="#General2">2</a>] and
should hopefully be a resource useful to a wide range of developers.</p>
                                                  <p>
              Duplicated or pointless import statements appear over time in most Java code.
 This is an issue that Tom Copeland wanted to tackle, and sparked a few iterations [<a
href="#General3">3</a>] of the "bad imports" report [<a href="#General4">4</a>].
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                  <li><a name="General1">[1] - <a href="http://archives.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList?listName=general@jakarta.apache.org&amp;from=281536&amp;to=281536&amp;count=39&amp;by=thread&amp;paged=false">http://archives.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList?listName=general@jakarta.apache.org&amp;from=281536&amp;to=281536&amp;count=39&amp;by=thread&amp;paged=false</a></a></li>
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">http://jakarta.apache.org/site/idedevelopers.html </a></a></li>
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                  <li><a name="General4">[4] - <a href="http://cvs.apache.org/~tcopeland/jakarta_bad_imports.htm">http://cvs.apache.org/~tcopeland/jakarta_bad_imports.htm</a></a></li>
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                                      <p><i>"Apache Ant is a Java-based build
tool"</i></p>
                                                  <p><b>Editor:</b> Stefan
Bodewig</p>
                                                  <p>The biggest news in Ant land is
that Ant has been promoted to a top-level project at the board meeting in November.  Much
of the discussion on ant-dev has been centered around the proposed board resolution, the formation
of the initial PMC and similar issues during the last months. [<a href="#Ant1">1</a>,<a
href="#Ant2">2</a>,<a href="#Ant3">3</a>]</p>
                                                  <p>While Ant is leaving the oversight
of the Jakarta PMC with this move, Ant's committers are not necessarily leaving the Jakarta
community, many of us will still be around and contribute where we see fit. </p>
                                                  <p>After the release of Ant 1.5.1
at the beginning of October, we've kept on fixing smaller bugs in the 1.5 branch, so a 1.5.2
release is getting more likely.  At the same time, development in the HEAD branch is picking
up momentum again as we start adding new features and experiment with some stuff. [<a href="#Ant4">4</a>,<a
href="#Ant5">5</a>]</p>
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      <li><a name="Ant1">[1] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103658833500006&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103658833500006&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
      <li><a name="Ant2">[2] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103702213600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103702213600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
      <li><a name="Ant3">[3] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103778589600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103778589600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
      <li><a name="Ant4">[4] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834929300004&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834929300004&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
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                                      <p><i>"creating and maintaining reusable
Java components"</i></p>
                                                  <p><b>Editor:</b> Henri
Yandell</p>
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                                      <p>November saw the release of two new projects
from Jakarta Commons, and the release of a bugfix for another project.</p>
                                                  <p>Commons Validator 1.0 was mentioned
in the previous newsletter. It was released on November 1st and is a validation framework
from the Struts people.</p>
                                                  <p>Commons CLI 1.0 was released on
the 6th of November and is an API for parsing command line arguments. It is the direct descendant
of 3 older argument parsing APIs and other APIs have affected it over mail list discussions.
This gives it a very high pedigree and makes it a great choice for handling the command line.</p>
                                                  <p>Commons Lang 1.0.1 is the first
bugfix release for the Lang project. There are no new APIs or deprecated functionality, so
all Commons Lang users are advised to upgrade, although the bugfixes are not earth-shattering.</p>
                                                  <p>
                      <li><a name="CommonsRelease1">[1] - <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-validator/v1.0/RELEASE-NOTES.txt">http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-validator/v1.0/RELEASE-NOTES.txt</a></a></li>
                      <li><a name="CommonsRelease2">[2] - <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-cli/v1.0/RELEASE-NOTES.txt">http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-cli/v1.0/RELEASE-NOTES.txt</a></a></li>
                      <li><a name="CommonsRelease3">[3] - <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-lang/v1.0.1/RELEASE-NOTES.txt">http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release/commons-lang/v1.0.1/RELEASE-NOTES.txt</a></a></li>
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                                      <p>November was quiet for Commons, as it was for
all of Apache. Indeed, the Commons mail list dropped by 35%.</p>
                                                  <p>The Patterns project in the Sandbox
has been mothballed as its code is to go into Commons Lang and Commons Util. Work has begun
on moving the BeanUtils reflection code over to Commons Lang and various BeanUtils bugs were
dealt with.</p>
                                                  <p>A new database utility project
has been proposed with generic JDBC(tm) utilities and lives under the name of 'DbUtils' in
the sandbox and a project named 'attributes' has been proposed to handle runtime metadata
attributes.</p>
                                                  <p>
                      <li><a name="CommonsRelease1">[1] - <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/attributes/">http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/attributes/</a></a></li>
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                                      <p><b>Editor:</b> James Strachan</p>
                                                  <p>Here are the main changes that
have happened recently on the Jelly project...</p>
                                                  <p>
                  <li>XPath sorting now added to the XML library</li>
                  <li>&lt;j:useBean&gt; can now construct beans with constructor
parameters</li>
                  <li>better reporting of JellyUnit failures, line numbers, expressions
etc.</li>
                  <li>XMLUnit library added for unit testing of XML inside JellyUnit</li>
                  </p>
                                                  <p>So now JellyUnit can support the
following XML unit testing constructs</p>
                                                  <p>
                  <li>XPath based assertions via &lt;test:assert xpath="..."/&gt;</li>
                  <li>schema validation via the jelly:validate library, testing XML
against DTDs, XML Schema, RelaxNG etc</li>
                  <li>comparing 2 documents for equality using the new XMLUnit library</li>
                  <li>performing XSLT on some XML and then then performing any of the
above</li>
                  <li>parsing HTML via the Neko parser and treating it as XML in any
of the above</li>
                  </p>
                                                  <p>As well as Jexl based assertions,
assertEquals and a new &lt;assertThrown&gt; tag to test for exceptions being thrown
in Jelly scripts.</p>
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               <subsection name="Contents">
                   <li><a href="#General">General</a></li>
  +                <li><a href="#Ant">Ant</a></li>
                   <li><a href="#Commons">Commons</a></li>
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  +<section name="Ant">
  +    <p><i>&quot;Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool&quot;</i></p>
  +    <p><b>Editor:</b> Stefan Bodewig</p>
  +
  +
  +<p>The biggest news in Ant land is that Ant has been promoted to a top-level project
at the board meeting in November.  Much of the discussion on ant-dev has been centered around
the proposed board resolution, the formation of the initial PMC and similar issues during
the last months. [<a href="#Ant1">1</a>,<a href="#Ant2">2</a>,<a
href="#Ant3">3</a>]</p>
  +
  +<p>While Ant is leaving the oversight of the Jakarta PMC with this move, Ant's committers
are not necessarily leaving the Jakarta community, many of us will still be around and contribute
where we see fit. </p>
  +<p>After the release of Ant 1.5.1 at the beginning of October, we've kept on fixing
smaller bugs in the 1.5 branch, so a 1.5.2 release is getting more likely.  At the same time,
development in the HEAD branch is picking up momentum again as we start adding new features
and experiment with some stuff. [<a href="#Ant4">4</a>,<a href="#Ant5">5</a>]</p>
  +
  +<p>
  +    <li><a name="Ant1">[1] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103658833500006&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103658833500006&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
  +    <li><a name="Ant2">[2] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103702213600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103702213600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
  +    <li><a name="Ant3">[3] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103778589600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103778589600002&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
  +    <li><a name="Ant4">[4] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834929300004&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834929300004&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
  +    <li><a name="Ant5">[5] - <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834425100001&amp;r=1&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=103834425100001&amp;r=1&amp;w=2</a></a></li>
  +</p>
  +
  +</section>
   
   
   
  
  
  

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