[jdom-interest] JDOM 1.1.1 release candidate

Brad Cox bcox at virtualschool.edu
Thu Jul 23 07:35:26 PDT 2009

PS: I made a 3D graphic in the right column of http://bradjcox.blogspot.com 
  about the difficulties that the monolithic libraries with trailer  
hitches model can cause.

On Jul 23, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Brad Cox<bcox at virtualschool.edu>  
> wrote:
>>> Jason, FYI the reason I stopped using JDOM after years of  
>>> satisfied use
>>> was inability to make it coexist with OSGI. As I recall, the  
>>> problem was
>>> trivial; 2-3 classes in the default namespace which gives OSGI  
>>> fits. Been
>>> awhile since I've looked tho.
> OSGI is a colossal time sink that only looks simple; but really,
> really isn't. I have learned this the hard way. It is poorly
> documented, and virtually untestable. It is like Maven on PCP.
> Please don't succumb to the temptation to make a few more changes just
> to support OSGI. If you want to support OSGI (which I'm finding to be
> a lot more trouble than it's worth over in XOM) then please do it in
> 1.1.2 rather than holding 1.1.1 for it. There are critical bug fixes
> in 1.1.1 that are useful without OSGI support.
> -- 
> Elliotte Rusty Harold
> elharo at ibiblio.org

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