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From Vince Bonfanti <>
Subject Re: [vfs] Google App Engine plug-in (GaeVFS)
Date Sun, 31 May 2009 15:31:20 GMT
I would be very happy if you could reference it from the Commons VFS web
site as a 3rd party plug-in. (Yes, the GaeVFS jar does contain a
vfs-providers.xml configuration, so there's no need to add it to
On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Ralph Goers <>wrote:

> On May 30, 2009, at 2:55 PM, Vince Bonfanti wrote:
> The first public release (0.1) of GaeVFS is now available:
>> GaeVFS is a plug-in for Apache Commons VFS that implements a virtual file
>> system on top of the Google App Engine for Java (GAE) datastore. It
>> provides
>> a writeable file system for GAE, since GAE does not allow writing to the
>> local file system. GaeVFS is licensed under the Apache License, Version
>> 2.0.
>> GaeVFS includes a servlet (GaeVfsServlet) that allows you to:
>>  - upload files into GaeVFS
>>  - serve files from GaeVFS
>>  - (optionally) perform GaeVFS directory listings
>> The goal of GaeVFS is to provide a portability layer that allows you to
>> write application code to access the file system (both reads and writes)
>> that runs unmodified in either the GAE or "traditional" Java servlet
>> environments.
>> Please let me know if you find this useful.
> This is kind of cool. My first thought was that it might be nice to include
> it in VFS itself, but after looking at
> I have my doubts that
> including this at Apache would be doable even as an optional component.
> However, I see no reason it couldn't be referenced on the web site and added
> to providers.xml to load if it is present. Unless, of course, someone else
> has a different opinion.
> Ralph
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