[Fwd: Re: Relationship to JSR 291 [was: Re: Bryan's comments]]

Stanley M. Ho Stanley.Ho at sun.com
Fri May 25 15:31:13 PDT 2007

This is another repost to sync up the EG observer mailing list.

- Stanley

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Relationship to JSR 291 [was: Re: Bryan's comments]
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 00:25:38 +0900
From: Daniel Leuck <dan at IKAYZO.COM>
Reply-To: Java Community Process JSR #277 Expert List <JSR-277-EG at JCP.ORG>
To: JSR-277-EG at JCP.ORG
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> Since what goes into the core SE platform is going to stick around for a
> while and evolve very slowly, it seems to make the most sense to define
> the minimal set of features possible to accomplish what needs to be
> accomplished to provide core modularity support in the Java platform.
> Adding more fanciful features on top of this minimal core should be left
> to the OSGi frameworks and NetBeans frameworks of the world, which are
> able to evolve more rapidly on top of the core. Trying to do too much in
> the core is a recipe for disaster since we all know that there is no
> going backwards once it is released, whereas focusing on the smallest
> set of features necessary gives us a better chance at doing it right the
> first time. I think this is the point that Glyn is getting at too...

I agree.  We need to be far more risk averse with the core.  Lets get
the basics right.

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