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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Writing something about the Sandbox
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2007 16:17:06 GMT


Marshall Schor wrote:
> Other projects seem to treat the sandbox differently than as described 
> below; I would prefer to keep the sandbox
> aligned with usual Apache concepts for it, which seem to be - it's a 
> subproject for potential new additions to the project or to subprojects 
> of it, and things here are works in progress, with no guarantee that 
> they will ever be promoted to
> an official release of the project its subprojects.
> 
> We should (in my opinion) establish other subprojects which can do 
> releases, etc., beyond the sandbox, for things like
> annotators, parsers, consumers, and tooling.   Things would graduate
>> from the sandbox into one of these subprojects (or into the main Apache 
> UIMA project) when we want to convey some higher level of support / 
> testing / acceptance, and to have official "distributions/releases" for.
> I think that the sandbox should not be a subproject which does 
> "distributions/releases".  This allows more freedom
> to tinker, which I think is a valuable thing to have as some part of the 
> project.
> 
> -Marshall
> 
> Michael Baessler wrote:
>> Marshall Schor wrote:
>>> Michael - could you write something about the Sandbox on Apache?  
>>> Purpose, what's in it.  Something short - to be included in the 
>>> docbook docs.
>>>
>>> -Marshall
>>>
>>>
>> So you want to include a short paragraph about the sandbox to the 
>> docbook of the UIMA 2.1 release. I would only add something similar as 
>> we have on the web:
>>
>>    The UIMA sandbox is a workspace that is open to all UIMA committers
>>    and developers who would like to contribute code and join the UIMA
>>    developer community. The sandbox is designed to host analysis
>>    components like annotators, parser or consumers, as well as UIMA
>>    tooling. All the components developed in the sandbox are free to use
>>    and licensed under the Apache Software License
>>    <http://incubator.apache.org/uima/license.html>.
>>    A list of proposed analysis components and tooling for UIMA is
>>    available at the UIMA wiki
>>    <http://cwiki.apache.org/UIMA/uima-sandbox-components.html> and can
>>    be discussed there.
>>
>>
>> I would not tell the people what's currently in since we have no 
>> release for the sandbox. My plan is to have also a release for the 
>> sandbox as soon as we have released the core
>> framework. For the next UIMA release we can add the components that 
>> have already been released in the sandbox. Does this make sense?
>>
>> -- Michael
>>

I'm confused.  I don't see the difference between what you and what 
Michael are saying.

--Thilo

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