[jdom-interest] JDom and Java5

Kai Wörner herrner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 02:08:44 PST 2008

I don't have anything substantial to say apart from that I'm _very_interested in your port - I'll try my code with it right away!
Kai Wörnerwww.exmaralda.org

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Rolf Lear <jdom at tuis.net> wrote:> Hi All.>>  I have ported JDom to use Java constructs throughout the code. I have>  taken great pains to make the ported library as similar to the existing>  one as possible. In fact, I believe that, in 99% of the cases, you will>  probably be able to take the Java5 version and simply recompile your>  code against the new Jar and have no problems.>>  At the same time, the code does a full implementation of Generics,>  removes encumbrances required to support old Java versions (Java1.2,>  etc.), and generally spruces up some of the ways that some things are done.>>  The porting has necessitated the rewrite of a number of core sections of>  code (like ContentList), but there are performance improvements in there>  too.>>  Obviously this has been an individual effort with all the pitfalls of>  'single-mindedness' in there too. Any criticisms of the code will be>  welcomed as the intention is to get a good result.>>  I believe all the nice things in Java5 are now available, especially>  those using generics where all the methods return correctly typed data>  like such that constructs like:>>     Element root = document.getRootElement();>     for (Element child : root.getChildren()) {>         // do something with element child....>     }>>  are now possible.>>  At this stage, the work is done, and I am just trying to determine how>  much interest there is in such a port.>>  I have set up an 'unreliable' server (it is my computer at home on a>  residential cable-modem....) at git.tuis.net where you can:>>  browse a full repository of the three core JDom projects (jdom,>  jdom-test, and jdom-contrib):>  http://git.tuis.net/>>  read a README I put together:>  http://git.tuis.net/jdom/README.Java5.txt>>  Download the actual source code (zipped or not):>  http://git.tuis.net/jdom/src/>  http://git.tuis.net/jdom/jdom.src.tar.gz>>  Download the actual jar:>  http://git.tuis.net/jdom/jdom.jar>>  Review the API Docs:>  http://git.tuis.net/jdom/apidocs/>>  Those wanting to access the repositories in git format can do so, or>  those with CVS can access the same repository using the (git-based) CVS>  proxies:>>  Thus, if you want to get a hold of the repositories, you can, using git:>>  git clone git://git.tuis.net/jdom.git>  git clone git://git.tuis.net/jdom-contrib.git>  git clone git://git.tuis.net/jdom-test.git>>  Or, using (slower) http protocol:>>  git clone http://git.tuis.net/git/jdom.git>  git clone http://git.tuis.net/git/jdom-contrib.git>  git clone http://git.tuis.net/git/jdom-test.git>>  Alternatively, you can use cvs (note the somewhat strange CVSROOTs)>>  cvs -d ":pserver:anonymous at git.tuis.net:/git/jdom.git" co HEAD -d jdom>  cvs -d ":pserver:anonymous at git.tuis.net:/git/jdom-contrib.git" co HEAD>  -d jdom-contrib>  cvs -d ":pserver:anonymous at git.tuis.net:/git/jdom-test.git" co HEAD -d>  jdom-test>>  Depending on the levels of interest in this there will probably be the>  requirement to migrate these repositories to a more reliable server,>  etc. We'll cross that bridge if we get to it.>>  Rolf>>  _______________________________________________>  To control your jdom-interest membership:>  http://www.jdom.org/mailman/options/jdom-interest/youraddr@yourhost.com>

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