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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: UIMA pear runtime
Date Thu, 03 May 2007 06:23:40 GMT
Michael Baessler wrote:
> Tong Fin wrote:
>> My thinking is that "pear runtime" is more closer to the " tooling" 
>> than the
>> "framework". It is hard to draw the boundary. Also, there are many 
>> runtimes
>> that UIMA can/may support.
>> I don't think that we should do something too specific to the "pear
>> runtime".
> If I look from a UIMA users perspective I see that there is something 
> that is called pear to package annotators and UIMA components but
> there is no way to easy run these packaged components in the UIMA 
> runtime later. So that's why I think the core framework should have
> a pear runtime integration and API to run these pear packages out of the 
> box without doing anything manually after the pear installation.
> -- Michael


We promote the pear format as the UIMA packaging format, but make it 
hard on the user to run pears.  Installing and running pears is just too 
complicated, while creating them is easy.  That's the mismatch we should 


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