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RE: [cross-project-issues-dev] requirement

Hello All,
We reviewed Subversive's UI plugin ( and found that it also uses UCharacter class which is the only one class which makes it impossible to use We use only UCharacter.isWhitespace method. Is there any workaround to replace its usage in order not to have dependency to plugin, probably we can use java.lang.Character instead of it? Is it acceptable that Subversive has direct dependecy on plugin?

Best regards,
Burilo Igor


From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Hallgren
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:31 PM
To: Cross project issues
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] requirement

John Arthorne wrote:

I agree you should be able to avoid using ICU4J in headless applications, if you don't need to build locale-specific representations of dates, times, etc. We don't use ICU4J at all in non-UI bundles in Equinox, and the Platform core bundles also don't use it for the most part. Maybe the answer for you is to avoid the problematic classes mentioned on altogether, which would remove any need for ICU4J in Buckminster. Is the problem for you that you have dependencies that in turn pull in the dependency on ICU4J?
Yes, that's the problem. One exampel is the Subversive adapter. As a response to the new requirement, Subversive now has a direct bundle requirement to the bundle. They have also some code that uses the UCharacter class which makes it impossible to use the bundle even if we'd like to. I have submitted a patch for this already to the Subversive project that rectifies the problem and hopefully they will accept it.

I file that under yet another time consuming effort made to satisfy the new requirements that nobody was asking for.

Thomas Hallgren

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