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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [vfs] Google App Engine plug-in (GaeVFS)
Date Sun, 31 May 2009 06:32:29 GMT

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.


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