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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: cocoon-2.1/src/blocks/eventcache/java/org/apache/ cocoon/caching/impl DefaultEventRegistryImpl. java
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 01:28:54 GMT
Hunsberger, Peter wrote:

>Geoff Howard <> WRITES:
>>>Two questions.
>>>1. Is eventcache stable enough for me to use or will it be 
>>>radical changes?
>>That's a good question.  It's still marked alpha/stable/whatever but 
>>that is more by inaction than purposeful decision (at least on my 
>>part).  Of course it's up to the larger community but it's 
>>been mostly 
>>Unico and myself that have worked on it.  Practically, I'd feel more 
>>comfortable having heard from more people who have used it before 
>>locking it down - so your use could contribute to its stability. 
>We finally have resources scheduled to look at integrating our code with
>your code, the time frame is currently mid-summer, so don't hold your

That's good to know - I'll look forward to it.  By the way, mi code es 
su code...

> Having said that, it's a simple API and shouldn't need much 
>In fact, the part of the API you would rely on is two _very_ simple 
>interfaces (Event and EventAware).  The only thing I ever imagined 
>affecting that is a feature I envisioned originally 
>("wildcard" events) 
>but which never came to pass.  I have since wondered whether 
>they would 
>be all that useful and now feel they could probably be 
>implemented in a 
>back-compatible way anyway.  Originally I was questioning the 
>use of Map 
>based hash lookup for events because that would (probably) 
>not support 
>Maybe we should consider marking the block "stable"?
>+1 That would be good from our perspective.  If it made it into 2.1.6 as
>stable we'd be more comfortable depending on it.

:)  Sounds like another chicken and egg.  Murphy's law says that if we 
mark it a stable API and you test it this summer, you'll need the API 

Ok, I'll start a discussion on the move from alpha.


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