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From "Maria Odea Ching" <>
Subject Virtual Repositories
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:48:41 GMT
Hi everyone,

A group of us here from Exist bounced around some thoughts on how to
approach implementing the virtual repositories concept in Archiva ( So far, we've came up with a list
of things that might need to be changed in order to implement this feature:

1. Configuration -- add the repository group in managed repositories
configuration. It is assumed here that a repository can belong to multiple
repository groups.
   1.1 UI
    - update the repositories page (add a field that contains the list of
repo groups -- the list can be links to the browse by repository groups)
    - browse repository groups page
    - repo group connectors page (similar to proxy connector)

   1.2 archiva.xml
    - add a RepositoryGroup class in configuration model
    - set a default configuration for the repo group (might not be

2. Webdav module
   2.1 handle requests with repository group urls
    - iterate through the repositories under the group and return the first
artifact found. If not found, return a 404.

   2.2 attempt to deploy in the group should return a "BAD REQUEST"

3. Security/permission
   3.1 ignore the repositories which the user does not have permission to
access (this would tie up with 2.1)

Suggestions, comments, violent reactions are all welcome :-)


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