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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Graduation of River
Date Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:59:45 GMT
On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>>  b) This upcoming release still has com.sun packages in it.
> Is there any concern regarding permitted use of the com.sun package?
> Other than that, which may be ado about nothing, I'm fine with the proposal.

The com.sun namespace comes with the original donation from Sun, which
we have a full Software Grant on.

The original intent of the Jini specification was that only the
net.jini.* namespace was supposed to be used by application built on
top, but very early this was breached both by recommendation and by
lack of enforcement. So, at the moment, there are a handful of classes
in the com.sun.* space which is considered part of the 'official' API,
or at least recommended as 'work-around' for certain recurring issues
people have.

Looking back in history, Jini v1.0 had some classes in com.sun.* which
in subsequent releases got 'promoted' to net.jini.* namespace, and
that should be the recommended move forward here too.

Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer - New Energy for Java

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