Re: Jigsaw 2.0 !


I am looking forward to Jigsaw 2.0.  I don't know about others but I would
like to say that I am not too concerned about backward compatibility nor
major design changes as long as those changes are results of insights
gained from having done 1.0 rather than some untimely infection of

Best wishes,

Don Park
> From: Anselm Baird_Smith <>
> To:
> Subject: Jigsaw 2.0 !
> Date: Wednesday, April 16, 1997 12:37 AM
> Hi,
> As has been mentioned in various previous mailed, I am about to start
> working on Jigsaw 2.0. 
> We had a very interesting workshop at www6 on object oriented web
> servers, which have lead to lots of discussion about the design of
> Jigsaw. 
> In these discussions it appeared to me that:
> a) We now have more than a year of experience with the current version
>    of Jigsaw,
> b) Java has changed a lot in a year (1.1 available)
> On the first point, I would like to mention that since its first
> release (a year ago), Jigsaw has only "grow", and hasn't undergone any
> cleanup. This has hurt in various ways, as you might have seen on
> the list, and has lead to some part of the APIs under or badly
> specified.
> On the second point, we did realize during the workshop that Jigsaw
> resources ought to be javaBeans. I have already spent some time on
> these beans, and I am nearlyt convinced that the whole "resource
> object model" should be built on top of that. Think of resources
> duplicating some of the functionalities provided by beans
> (persistency, attributes, etc)
> Now, don't be too scared:
> - The design is to remain constant (it's really more a cleanup than a
>   redesign). In particular, those of you who have spent time
>   understanding Jigsaw will be familiar with Jigsaw 2.0
> - This next release has to be out before a three month time frame
>   period (I will probably be able to distribute "alpha" version within
>   a month)
> - Jigsaw is yours ! If you have comments, ideas whatever else let me
>   know, I will probably start by writing pages about what this new
>   design that should be use as a starting point for discussions
> One of the benefits I would like to get from that redesign is the
> ability to have resources run under a generic servlet (to be provided
> with Jigsaw). This means, basically, that if you have a resource and a
> servlet-able server, you should get some fun ;-)
> More on that latter,
> Anselm.

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