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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] Converging the repository concept in cocoon
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2003 20:26:43 GMT

On 5 Dec 2003, at 02:17, Andreas Hartmann wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>
>> I looked into the repository block and I find a *lot* of things 
>> (locking, permissions, properties) that look very much like a 
>> duplication of effort. The Slide project spent years optimizing and 
>> polishing issues like transactionality and locking, do you really 
>> want to implement a layer to "emulate" those things in case the given 
>> source is not capable of handling it itself?
>
> I have a basic question: When you talk about a
> "repository", does this imply that operations on
> ressources are transactional, or is this an optional
> feature?

That's up to us to define what level of transactionality we 
want/need/able-to-implement-shortly.

For me, now, transactionality is not that important, but it would be a 
good thing to have (for example, making the saving of one document that 
contains images an atomic thing)

--
Stefano.

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