something we're working toward moving to.
... just as soon as I finish raising clrscr() from the dead with some JNI per a post in the Java Beginner Forum.
Creating a Java/JSP discssion system is certainly achievable and not rocket science, more a large and time consuming task. There are several nice PHP based systems that are GPL and would be good for inspiration (phpBB and phorum spring to mind)
You may wish to have a look at the Meinds project (formerly Give) at http://meinds.sourceforge.net/ .
They were working on the "development of Open Source Forum software starting with the source code from Jive 1.2.4." The project seems to have stopped on Septemer 11, 2001.
Thanks to all for your suggestions on where to get ideas. Anyone who wishes to be part of the project, please feel free to send me a private message.
I get the same question in various contexts: for example, why doesn't Sun use its own tools for everything? Believe it or not, it's supposed to be a sign of good health that you're not stuck to certain tools merely because they represent right-thinking. It's supposed to be a good thing that your organization doesn't suffer from NIH (not-invented-here) Syndrome, or in this case NWIJ Syndrome.
Don't mistake the love for Java on this site with the mandate for using only tools based on Java technology. Evangelists or not, we use what works and what gets us to our primary goal: passing on (mostly Java) knowledge and having a good time doing it.
[ May 22, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
While I agree with you that being stuck on one particular technology is certainly a bad thing, if Sun (or anyone else for that matter) chooses to display proprietary information using non-proprietary, competitive tools, they are promoting the use of said tools and demoting the use of their own. I am certainly not frowning upon JavaRanch for their choice of BBS software, but I do think it would be a testiment to Java's capabilities if the entire site were Java-driven.
Originally posted by Keith Owen:
While I agree with you that being stuck on one particular technology is certainly a bad thing, if Sun (or anyone else for that matter) chooses to display proprietary information using non-proprietary, competitive tools, they are promoting the use of said tools and demoting the use of their own.
Maybe so, but if the effects of that promotion/demotion really mattered, you wouldn't see it happening as often as it does. How many servlet implementations do you see across Sun's various sites?