[jdom-interest] Contrib

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Thu Feb 16 21:28:12 PST 2012

The original purpose of contrib was to share the interesting work people were doing "around" JDOM in such a way that people could find it.  It did not have a very high bar for entry.

I lean toward #1 as well.  Course, if something is genuinely valuable and fits the core JDOM model then it should move into core.


On Feb 16, 2012, at 8:43 PM, Rolf Lear wrote:

> Hi all.
> I want some input on the way that JDOM has previously shipped as both the 'core' and 'contrib' jars. It is my feeling that 'contrib' is a second-class citizen in the JDOM process... this is reinforced by the fact that I have paid it very little attention in the past 6 months and there are still functional elements in it which are new to me.
> I do not feel that I am in a position to 'support' the contrib code... if there are bugs, I am not familiar enough with the code to fix them, etc.
> If anyone has any ideas of how to deal with contrib I would appreciate hearing them.
> The options I see are:
> 1. keep the code as 'sample' code, but do not create a contrib jar (my preference, I think).
> 2. keep the code, build it, but document that the 'contrib' jar contains unsupported code.
> 3. move the 'valuable' contrib code in to core, 'support' that code, and 'kill' the code that is not valuable.
> I am interested in hearing people's ideas on this, and I am also interested in hearing from people who use the contrib jar, and what they use from that jar.
> Thanks
> Rolf
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