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From "Norman Maurer (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Assigned: (JAMES-911) Migrate from Avalon to something else
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:09:39 GMT

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Norman Maurer reassigned JAMES-911:
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    Assignee: Norman Maurer

> Migrate from Avalon to something else
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JAMES-911
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-911
>             Project: JAMES Server
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: James Core
>    Affects Versions: Trunk
>            Reporter: Serhiy
>            Assignee: Norman Maurer
>
> Reasons:
> 1. Apache Avalon project was closed in 2004. There are no software projects without bugs.
And Avalon bugs are not resolved for years!
> 2. You can't find any documentation about Apache Avalon! 
> I am a java developer and I was interested in Apache James project and even was going
to start contributing some code. But when I started to investigate more about James I could
not understand how you could use something that is years old, have no active maintenance and
development and even don't have any public documentation. I even can't find any details about
what exactly Avalon does! I am absolutely positive that there are a lot of modern alternatives
to some Avalon. From the other point of view if Avalon was something good it would not have
been closed. Avalon is closed and this means that nobody was interested in it and nobody really
needed it.
> If you want to attract some non payed developers to your open source project it should
be interesting for them to work with your project. But there are references from your site
to http://avalon.apache.org/ and when new developers see that site it does not encourage him/her
to start to dig deeper.
> Avalon is dead. You need to move forward!

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