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From James William Dumay <ja...@atlassian.com>
Subject Re: Archiva OMG RAS extension
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:12:35 GMT
Brett,
On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 07:00 +1000, Brett Porter wrote:
> On 07/09/2008, at 4:13 PM, Joana M. F. Trindade wrote:
> 
> > Hi Brett,
> >
> > Thanks for the support, that would be really great :-)
> >
> > At first, we considered implementing our own format of repository.  
> > Since OMG
> > does not define a specific format or metadata for RAS repositories  
> > per se,
> > however, we thought that going for a Maven repository with RAS  
> > artifacts
> > would require considerably less effort. Maven already has dependency
> > management, and concerning repository managers it seems that Archiva  
> > offers
> > most of the tasks we were going to implement ourselves from scratch.  
> > By
> > reusing Maven, we can focus on implementing support for processing RAS
> > artifacts metadata as defined in the specification.
> 
> That makes sense.
> 
> >
> >
> > I understand this is preliminary documentation, but we would really
> > appreciate if you can provide pointers for samples (e.g., are there  
> > any
> > specific roles, role-hint values in the plexus component definition we
> > should be aware of?) so we can write our own consumer.

That reminds me - we should update the example for 1.2 so that it uses
spring rather than plexus...

> 
> The page I referenced to does link to a sample which is worth a look.  
> In the snippet shown, you want the same role and instantiation- 
> strategy, and can come up with whatever identifier for the role-hint  
> you like that describes what it does.
> 
> I hope that helps get you started - if you have any specific questions  
> feel free to ask.
> 
> Cheers,
> Brett
> 
> --
> Brett Porter
> brett@apache.org
> http://blogs.exist.com/bporter/
> 


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