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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What is the new "Cadastre" package in Excalibur?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2001 13:56:17 GMT
On Tue, 31 Jul 2001 23:42, Berin Loritsch wrote:
> Peter,
> I noticed you added a new package called "cadastre" into Excalibur.
> Could you please give a quick summary about what it is for? 

It is a JNDI framework for creating JNDI providers. So say you needed to 
create a name provider for directory service FOO (where FOO isn't one of the 
existing ones like LDAP, DNS or RMI directory). Youd could simply extend one 
of the classes in the framework.

It also implements two naming providers (namely a MemoryContext and 
RMIContext). MemoryContext would be useful if you need to create an in 
process provider (ie if you were writing an EJB container or a JMS container 
or virtually any J2EE style container). The RMIContext is for distributing 
the directory remotely.

The one thing that the framework does not yet provide is federation (or 
replication). The main reason being that I haven't needed it yet so ... ;)

> I also am curious as to what "cadastre" means--my mind for some twisted
> reason associates it with "cadavre" which isn't a good connotation.

I am not sure. When I originally created it I was told it meant something 
like assesment/ledger (ie a book to asses and record details/lists of 
things). It can also be spelt cadaster IIRC. I can't get through to 
dictionary.com atm but I *think* that was the name.



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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