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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Vendor extensions
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 04:45:45 GMT
Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> [snip]
> Wouldn't it make more sense to have the framework for extensions and
> then allow vendors to publish their compatible extensions elsewhere?
> Maybe Abdera can have some automatic way of loading extensions. (This is
> similar to what BSF does for example.)

It already does.  Using the ExtensionFactory mechanism, jars with static
extensions need only be dropped into the classpath to be picked up by

> I assume what Google asked for was to support the GData client API out
> of the box for Abdera. What about the other direction? Would they be ok
> with a GData server side impl also going with Abdera?

Very good question.  I know that for the extensions we're introducing in
Lotus Connections, we are definitely OK with folks implementing their
own servers that use them.  I believe there are some google guys who
monitor this list perhaps they could weigh in on that question.

I'm working on getting the license for the LC extensions clarified and

- James

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