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Re: Seeking JavaHL developers for RC

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-10-19 18:49:53 CEST

David Anderson <david.anderson@calixo.net> wrote on 10/19/2005 12:15:43

> So, blockers that prevent rolling 1.3.0 RC1 are quickly disappearing.
> The one which remains now, is the support of the ASP_DOT_NET_HACK in the

> JavaHL bindings. It seems that I can't find a JavaHL developer to do
> this so that we can go ahead and cut the RC.
> Which brings about a worrying question: are the JavaHL bindings still
> being maintained? If so, this needs to be addressed fast, or at least
> someone needs to give feedback on the list. Right now I have complete
> radio silence about JavaHL, which to me indicates that a release will
> have to be cut without the mods to JavaHL, which sucks.

Unfortunately I am a Java developer so I cannot help on this. Given that
I develop Subclipse I obviously follow JavaHL very closely. I would say
that is still being actively maintained but there have always only been a
handful of people that work on it. The primary committer has typically
been Patrick Mayweg and I have not seen him around much in the last 6
months. He did shoot me an email soon after Brane originally checked in
this feature that said he planned on adding this to JavaHL "in a week".
Obviously, that never happened.

Daniel Rall has been doing some work on JavaHL. I had expected him to
reply to these emails and ideally add this feature. Perhaps he has been
busy, perhaps he has missed these messages, perhaps it is in an area of
code he doesn't quite understand?

Other than that the code is written in C++ I do not think there is
anything overly difficult about maintaining the JavaHL bindings. I
imagine that most Subversion developers could handle making small changes.
 I do not even really know C and I have been able to make small changes.
In this case, the function has to be called at initialization and looking
at the code it is not completely obvious to me where you would do this. So
I did not attempt it.

I believe that David James has contributed to these bindings in the past
as well, but it may have been more in the build system.

Anyway, this hasn't been much help, I just wanted to let you know that the
bindings are very much needed, and I do not think they are dead or


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