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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Commons VFS support for Amazon S3?
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:08:58 GMT
On Dec 24, 2011, at 6:20, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 December 2011 02:48, Steven Siebert <smsiebe@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Instead of coding directly to S3, perhaps you can code to an
>> abstraction library such as jclouds
>> (http://www.jclouds.org/documentation/index)  and let them handle the
>> integration with the various cloud storage providers.  You would get
>> simplified testing and multi-provider support instead of an S3
>> specific implementation.
>>
>
> See also http://deltacloud.apache.org/ - any synergy there?

Did I miss the java API somewhere?

Gary

>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Another angle to consider is whether this should be in VFS2 or in a
>>> new Java 7-based FileSystem library. Or both. The biggest hurdle I see
>>> is unit testing.
>>>
>>> Gary
>>>
>>> On Dec 23, 2011, at 21:34, Elijah Zupancic <elijah@zupancic.name> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I would love to help out with this if there is support from the Commons
>>>> community on integrating S3 functionality.
>>>>
>>>> -Elijah
>>>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I recall seeing S3 mentioned on the dev list a while ago, probably in
>>>>> reference to this project and whether we wanted to include it in VFS.
It
>>>>> seems to be based on vfs2.  I didn't investigate to see what licenses
its
>>>>> dependencies are under, but this project is now Apache licensed.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ralph
>>>>>
>>>>> On Dec 23, 2011, at 4:54 PM, Mark Fortner wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Looks like there is an S3 plugin already.  I'm not sure what version
of
>>>>> VFS
>>>>>> it works with, but it might do the trick.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://github.com/abashev/vfs-s3
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mark
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Liviu Tudor <liviu.tudor@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> D'oh, good point about unit testing, Gary! Hasn't crossed my
mind what a
>>>>>>> problem this could be hmmmm food for thought I suppose…
>>>>>>> I'll go and talk to my team after the holiday season see if I
can pull
>>>>>>> some resources towards this.
>>>>>>> Thanks for the heads-up!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Liv
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Liviu Tudor
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> E: liviu.tudor@gmail.com
>>>>>>> M: +44 (0)7917696626
>>>>>>> W: http://about.me/liviutudor
>>>>>>> Skype: liviutudor
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm nobody, nobody's perfect -- therefore I'm perfect!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 23/12/2011 23:49, "Gary Gregory" <garydgregory@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The whole commons community is responsible for VFS but some
developers
>>>>>>>> are more focused on a subset of commons. There are no plans
that I
>>>>>>>> know of for S3. You are welcome to contribute a patch with
a JIRA. The
>>>>>>>> tricky part is unit testing. Usually tests runs with every
build but
>>>>>>>> in this case I am not sure how you can do this without mocking.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Gary
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Dec 23, 2011, at 18:38, Liviu Tudor <liviu.tudor@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> One of the projects I am to work on in the new year requires
amongst
>>>>>>>>> other
>>>>>>>>> things storage of certain files in the Amazon S3. VFS
sprang to mind
>>>>> as
>>>>>>>>> I
>>>>>>>>> knew from browsing the Commons repository that it provides
an
>>>>>>>>> abstraction
>>>>>>>>> layer for dealing with file system ‹ however, it appears
there is no
>>>>> S3
>>>>>>>>> support in VFS. Are there plans to include this in a
future release?
>>>>> If
>>>>>>>>> so,
>>>>>>>>> is there an estimated release date? And also who are
the developers
>>>>>>>>> responsible for this? I'm only asking because I'm thinking/hoping
>>>>> that I
>>>>>>>>> might be able to convince my company to put some effort
perhaps into
>>>>>>>>> building S3 support into VFS ‹ and as such would be
good to be in
>>>>> direct
>>>>>>>>> contact with the lead developers on this if I manage
to pull this off.
>>>>>>>>> (Don't take this as a promise though, it's more of a
dream I suppose
>>>>> at
>>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>>> stage :) But you don't find out till you try it so fingers
crossed!)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Liv
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Liviu Tudor
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> E: liviu.tudor@gmail.com <mailto:liviu.tudor@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>> M: +44 (0)7917696626
>>>>>>>>> W: http://about.me/liviutudor <http://about.me/liviutudor>
>>>>>>>>> Skype: liviutudor
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I'm nobody, nobody's perfect -- therefore I'm perfect!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
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