From: Xandy Johnson
Date: Sat May 31, 2003
Subject: Macker: Thanks and J2SDK 1.3 Compatibility
I recently discovered Macker, and I'm very excited about it.
your great work and thanks for contributing it to the
I have some ideas for Macker and I'd like to help. I have
skills, but unfortunately, not much time. So, even with the
intentions, I may wind up being more of a user than a
developer for you.
I checked out the latest sources in the hopes of fixing the
bug in the 0.3.1 release. I was pleased see you fixed it a
ago. Thanks :-)!
I also noticed that I can't compile the latest with a J2SDK
with 1.4. It looks like the only reason is Exception
dependence on 1.4 intentional? Unfortunately, my project
can't move to
1.4 right now, so I'd be pleased if you'd maintain
1.3, at least for a while. Would you be willing to do so? If
be happy to correct the issues with the Exceptions and
provide a patch.
I could do that either of two ways:
1) Introduce Jakarta Commons Lang and use their
2) Write a simple class for you to do the same thing.
If I were choosing, I'd probably use Jakarta Commons
Lang, but I'd
understand if you didn't want to introduce a dependency on
it just for
this. Please let me know if and how you'd like me to
PS. I introduced a colleague of mine, Dave Bock, to
Macker, and he's
excited, too. If he hasn't already sent you a message
help, you might get one soon.