[geotk] Re: Geotoolkit Digest, Vol 11, Issue 4

Francisco José Peñarrubia fpenarru at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 18:05:11 EST 2010

Hi Martin.

Option 2 seems ok (units of measure), and JScience can be the second option.

I think unitsofmeasure covers most of the measurements that we may face 
with sensores, one of the most challenging environments where we can 
deal with units.

Best regards, and good work!.


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>    1. JSR-275 (Units of measurement) rejected by the JCP
>       (Martin Desruisseaux)
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> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:38:57 +0100
> From: Martin Desruisseaux <martin.desruisseaux at geomatys.fr>
> Subject: [geotk] JSR-275 (Units of measurement) rejected by the JCP
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> Hello all
> GeoAPI (and consequently Geotoolkit.org / GeoTools) has one dependency: the 
> javax.measure.unit.Unit class defined by JSR-275. JSR-275 has been submitted 
> twice for vote to the Java Community Process (JCP) board. The first proposal has 
> been rejected for good technical raisons (in my opinion - I was in agreement 
> with many of the comments posted by the reviewers). The second proposal was 
> considered a significant improvement but still has been rejected. Some JCP 
> members wish so see JSR-275 continuing its effort, but it is not clear that we 
> are allowed to according JCP procedures.
> The JSR-275 leader (which is also a member of the JCP board) considers that 
> JSR-275 is terminated (dead) and suggests to move to 
> http://www.unitsofmeasure.org (which define UCUM and would apparently be happy 
> to host the ex-JSR-275 library). On the other hand, the library implementor 
> wishes to move the unit library back to JScience (its original location), as a 
> standalone module.
> I would like to know what peoples on this list prefer. We need to take a 
> decision relatively fast, since the GeoAPI 3.0 specification is already 
> submitted to the OGC Architecture Board (this is the step before the 60 days 
> public review period). Possible actions are:
> 1) Continue JSR-275 or start a new JSR (it would be the third one) so we can
>     keep the "javax.measure" namespace, but we will need new team of volunters.
>     The JCP will probably not accept a new JSR with a team made only of the old
>     members.
> 2) Move the unit library to the http://www.unitsofmeasure.org project. The
>     "javax.measure" package name would be renamed as "org.unitsofmeasure".
>     This is maybe the closest we can get to a "standard" organisation
>     dedicaced to Units.
> 3) Let the unit library moves back to its original location, JScience. The
>     "javax.measure" package name would be renamed as "org.jscience.measure".
>     However if we follow that path, GeoAPI will depends on a particular Unit
>     implementation, defined by an external project. This is a bit against
>     the goal to give implementation freedom.
> 4) Define our own Unit interface. However it would make more difficult
>     to leverage existing libraries like JScience or unitsofmeasure.org,
>     since those libraries will not implement our Unit interface.
> Any input would be highly appreciated, preferrably in the comming week...
> 	Best regards,
> 		Martin
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