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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: [Simper] Re: Bean storage in database
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2002 15:35:49 GMT
On 2/3/02 9:57 AM, "Bryan Field-Elliot" <> wrote:

> Hi James,
> Thanks for the great feedback!
> Yes, I identified early on that I'd like to move the initialization to
> an XML file using Digester (a tool I admittedly haven't had time to
> learn), rather than force the user to implement a Simper.IInit class.
> One possible caveat however, is that sometimes you actually have to
> write code in order to grab a DataSource from whatever connection pool
> you're using, rather than just refer to it in the XML file. However,
> careful use of adaptor classes could be thrown into the mix here (e.g. a
> class which gets the DataSource from Struts, another one which gets it
> from DBCP, etc).
> We are also on the same wavelength regarding the transaction
> startup/commit logic, and that it shouldn't necessarily be tied directly
> to the Servlet 2.3 Filter mechanism. I've already had an eye on
> extracting that as well into something more generic, and then providing
> an adaptor class which wraps it into a Servlet Filter. This is an easy
> one to knock off and I may do it this coming week.
> I'd also like to set up a CVS repository and mailing list (and a
> slightly more interesting website) this week in order to let others Ted
> really contribute. Ultimately I'd be happy to see this adopted into
> Jakarta somewhere (Commons, Sandbox, whatever), but I'm in no hurry and
> certainly don't want to cause an uproar regarding the bending of rules
> (since I'm not a committer).

That actually remains to be explained what rules we would be bending :)

I mean, what you have is 'small' and component-like, and you appear to be
getting huge amounts of participation from here...


Geir Magnusson Jr.                           
System and Software Consulting
"He who throws mud only loses ground." - Fat Albert

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