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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [QUESTION] Usability of Non-Optional Java Dependencies
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:20:19 GMT


On 10/29/2015 02:22 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> On 10/29/2015 12:20 PM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
>> <orcmid@apache.org>
>> wrote:
> ...
>>> Three paths come to mind.
>>>
>>>   A. Remove the Java dependencies.
>>>
>>
>> Impossible. JDBC drivers for example, are the lifeblood of Base.
>>
> 
> It depends on what you mean by "Impossible". For example, the
> existence of the JDBC drivers proves that it is possible to
> implement interfaces with all the capabilities of JDBC without
> depending on it. On the other hand, it may be impossible to
> implement the JDBC features Base needs in a reasonable time with the
> available resources.
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> 1. What is the cleanest, lowest risk, way to get from here (Java
> dependent) to there (Java independent) in each area?
> 
> 2. How much work would it be?
> 
> 3. Does AOO have that much development effort available, and if so
> is it the best use of that effort?

All great questions! ...with no answers right at the moment.

It would be great if someone could research this...really! I imagine
all manners of interfaces have come a long way since the initial
decision to use Java in some parts of the OpenOffice code.

> 
> If we continue with optional Java, I hope making it more convenient
> and unobtrusive for users, it is not an all-or-nothing situation.
> Each feature that is converted is another feature for non-Java users.

Absolutely! I've stayed out of the "which" or "why" Java discussion
so far. At this point, to me it *might* be a requirement we could do
without, or, as Damjan suggested, it might be great to use more of
it. Right now, without further research, I'm not convinced either way.



-- 
--------------------------------------------
MzK

“The journey of a thousand miles begins
 with a single step.”
                          --Lao Tzu



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