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From "Brian Moseley" <...@osafoundation.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (ABDERA-56) Spring Integration
Date Sat, 11 Aug 2007 12:54:20 GMT
On 8/10/07, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, my concern regarding distribution is mainly with the ant build.
> We use the ant build to build the release.  The maven build is provided
> primarily as a convenience for developers who prefer to work with that
> tool.  I'm sure the folks who actually use maven can speak up for
> themselves, but I would not see any problem with spring not being
> optional in the maven pom so long as it's not included in the release
> zip created by the ant build.

i'm not familiar enough with maven2 to understnad what an optional
dependency is, but it certainly would remove some of the benefit of
using maven to have to bring spring into the build manually. i assume
that whatever spring jars the build would depend on are marked as
build-only dependencies though?

re the AbderaServlet and all the bean resolvers and factories and so forth:

here's an alternate approach i've taken for cosmo's webdav protocol
handler. i use spring's HttpRequestHandlerServlet, configured in
servlet.xml with servlet-name dav. HRHS simply looks up a spring bean
with that same id, which it expects to implement the
HttpRequestHandler interface, and delegates to that bean's
handleRequest(request, response) method.

i wonder if there's an opportunity to re-use these utilities and maybe
cut down on the complexity of the spring patch. i'm not too familiar
with spring 2's new xml configuration stuff which you're obviously
making extensive use of in your patch, so i can't tell how much of
that would be applicable to both the AbderaServlet and
HttpRequestHandlerServlet approaches and how much HRHS might obsolete,
but maybe the patch could shrink a bit? :D

whatever route we decide to go, i'll be glad to see better spring
support in abdera!

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