Re: [htdig3-dev] Java version


Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Java version
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 19:57:37 PST


At 10:08 AM +0100 1/21/00, Claus Pedersen wrote:
>Are there any plans of porting ht://Dig to Java? If a couple of others wants
>to help, I would gladly participate in such a project. I have a fair
>knowledge of both C and Java, but almost no experience in C++.

I actually don't think anyone got back to you. First off, if you have
knowledge of C and Java, I can't imagine browsing through C++ code
would be very difficult. Most of the coding doesn't involve making
new classes, so even just knowing C is usually sufficient.

There were plans to port ht://Dig to Java as a 'htdig4' tree. At the
moment, it is dead (or sleeping?) since most of us see more utility
in working on the current htdig3 tree. I don't know what kind of
response would be generated if someone picked up htdig4.

I hope that answers your question (if a bit late).

-Geoff

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