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From Ersin Er <ersin...@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr>
Subject Re: [vfs] Commons VFS Users?
Date Mon, 09 May 2005 12:57:30 GMT


Mario Ivankovits wrote:

> Ersin Er wrote:
>
>> How about the new J2SE 5 I/O improvements? Does commons-vfs benefit 
>> from those changes? Or is it planned in the near future?
>
> Hmm. I dont think so. The main focus of VFS is to access files on 
> http/ftp/smb/webdav/file/... all via the same api.
> As long as the network itself is the bottleneck I see no improvements 
> here.
> And well, the libraries used have to provide support for the new IO 
> layer.
>
>> I'll design and implement my own.
>
> May I ask why? There are so may network filesystems out there.

I have my own ideas about sharing semantics and performance improvement. 
I'll do it for my master thesis.

> However, VFS provides a plugin mechanism where it automatically 
> detects "fileproviders" in the classpatch (by scanning META-INF) and 
> configures itself accordingly.
> That way it is easy to extend VFS without the need to change any core 
> file/configuration.
>
> I may assist you if you reach this point.

I'll ask you when I reach that point.

Thanks.

> ---
> Mario
>
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