[jdom-interest] JDOM JSR
jhunter at acm.org
Tue Jul 31 12:56:25 PDT 2001
Alex Rosen wrote:
> > JDOM is also accepted as JSR ( http://jcp.org/jsr/detail/102.jsp )
> BTW, something that was mentioned a while ago was that being accepted as
> a JSR doesn't necessarily mean that it will be a "standard" part of
> Java. I didn't ask at the time, but I wondered, then what does it mean
> to be accepted as a JSR? What's the benefit? Jason or Brett (or JDD if
> you're out there), what does it mean to be accepted as a JSR, and does
> this imply for JDOM?
I talk about this in my standard JDOM talk (slides are on the website).
And I'm sure I discussed it on this list back in the days when we were
considering the proposal. Here's the talking points from the pertinent
What exactly does this mean?
Facilitates JDOM's corporate adoption
Opens the door for JDOM to be incorporated into the core
JDOM will still be released as open source software
Technical discussion will continue to take place on public mailing
Basically, companies are happier to use a technology that's under a
formal oversight committee, and Sun's happier to have Java components
depend on other components in the JSR process. Having JDOM as a JSR
also helped tangibly in opening up the JSR process to make it more
friendly toward open source projects.
> Also: The JSR says that "A proposed javax namespace package name would
> be javax.xml.tree." Is this still the current thinking? If JDOM does
> move to javax, does that say anything about how "standard" JDOM is?
It's something to disucss.
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