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From Vince Bonfanti <vbonfa...@gmail.com>
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
providers.xml).
On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>wrote:

>
> On May 30, 2009, at 2:55 PM, Vince Bonfanti wrote:
>
> The first public release (0.1) of GaeVFS is now available:
>>
>>   http://gaevfs.appspot.com/
>>
>> 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
> http://code.google.com/appengine/terms.html 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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