[jdom-interest] RE: jdom-interest digest, Vol 1 #1153 - 11 msgs

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Thu Mar 13 09:51:42 PST 2003

It's always been in the distribution and CVS repository, root directory.


John McDonnell wrote:
> Re Jason's message;
> I would like to see the todo.txt - JDOM is important in my work, so if I
> could contribute I would; not knowing what's needed for the 'spit and
> polish' has held me back.
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels the same way.
> Cheers,
> John.
> >Message: 8
> >Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:00:05 -0800
> >From: Jason Hunter <jhunter at servlets.com>
> >To: Jason Long <jason at supernovasoftware.com>
> >Cc: JDOM <jdom-interest at jdom.org>
> >Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] Is JDOM dying?
> >I could write a long paper on the lifecycle of JDOM and probably will
> someday.  The short summary appropos
> >to your concerns is that after I went self employed a little over a
> year ago, my free time dried up.  I
> >offered JDOM stewardship to a few individuals, but they declined.
> >Laurent and Brad are still energetic and great coders and have fixed
> any bugs as they've appeared, but the >project's been going without a
> strong rudder.  I realize we need to get to a 1.0 and have been trying
> to arrange my schedule to help lead that.  I think as part of that we'll
> drop some of the pie-in-the-sky ideas and just concentrate on the last
> bit of spit and polish.  Finalize everything so people can rely on it
> and be happy.
> Here's my plan:
> 1) I'll propose a new TODO.txt based on what's there now and what's
>    flagged in my inbox
> 2) We'll solicit feedback for anything else that needs to be in 1.0
> 3) We'll divide the items into well-defined, concrete actions
> 4) People can volunteer to perform the actions
> 5) When all actions are done we'll manage the 1.0 release
> As far as the JCP goes, I think it's more important with limited
> resources to get a 1.0 software release out.  To push JDOM through the
> JCP process would require a volunteer to lead it.
> -jh-
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