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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Commons RDF as new component?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:48:04 GMT
Great news TY. A look up API would be handy but not required.

Gary

On Nov 16, 2016 2:02 PM, "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Gary,
>
> There is support for java.util.ServiceLoader with the relevant
> META-INF/services files and default constructors, detailed in the
> userguide.md file currently, but could also be in README.md:
>
> https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/blob/
> master/src/site/markdown/userguide.md#Finding_an_RDF_implementation
>
> However, users may be aware of which implementation they prefer and
> use it specifically, to match up with their database drivers or other
> libraries so the direct constructor patterns will be used regularly
> also.
>
> The main reason for that would be that if you use the ServiceLoader
> approach (just using the RDF interface) you don't have object level
> access to the mutators to create native Jena/RDF4J/etc. objects out of
> the Commons RDF objects. There should still be static methods for
> those cases, but they are less simple to use than the mutators in
> general.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter
>
> On 17 November 2016 at 02:49, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> > In the read me I see a link to an example that has
> >
> > public RDF createFactory() {
> >         return new SimpleRDF();
> >     }
> >
> > Is/should a service loader be used to allow pluging in/discovering
> > implementations?
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > On Nov 16, 2016 5:22 AM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" <stain@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Commons RDF (incubating) has been in the Apache Incubator since 2015,
> > with an aim to graduate into the Apache Commons PMC.   I think now the
> > time has come to propose such a move.
> >
> >
> > This route was agreed with the Commons PMC at the time, and we have
> > had good guidance from our mentors, including Commons PMC folks Gary
> > Gregory, Benedikt Ritter and lately myself :)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > As noted in the 0.3.0 release today, Commons RDF aims to provide a
> > common Java API for RDF 1.1 graphs and datasets.  Commons RDF 0.3.0
> > adds API bindings for Apache Jena, Eclipse RDF4J, JSON-LD Java as well
> > as a standalone implementation.
> >
> > http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/
> >
> >
> > Now I think Commons RDF is stabilized and is ready to graduate to be a
> > component under Commons PMC where we can do a 1.0.0 release to mark
> > the spot.
> >
> >
> > (Concurrent thread on dev@commonsrdf:
> > https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/760b2d58e344e51550dcc9f6452395
> > efe72e97d3dc06169ef72f09c6@%3Cdev.commonsrdf.apache.org%3E
> > )
> >
> >
> > I must admit that community-wise Commons RDF is not as strong as when
> > the podling started - forming a uniform API across multiple
> > implementations and use cases did mean many hard technical and
> > semantic discussions which caused some people to withdraw for a while.
> > Several has since returned as indirect contributors (e.g. code
> > review).
> >
> >
> > Now that the Commons RDF API has settled, and given that Commons has a
> > "any ASF committer have write access" policy and an open development
> > mode, I would like to propose here (and at dev@commonsrdf) that the
> > component graduate to be owned by Apache Commons PMC.
> >
> >
> > Views..?
> >
> >
> > Here's a project maturity report
> > https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/blob/master/MATURITY.md
> >
> >
> >
> > Want to crunch some code ? Have a look at
> >
> > https://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/download
> > https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/
> > https://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/apidocs/
> >
> >
> > --
> > Stian Soiland-Reyes
> > http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
> >
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