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From "Mark Fortner" <>
Subject Re: The state of WebDAV Clients
Date Sun, 25 Nov 2007 15:45:42 GMT
It might be better to simply maintain it as a VFS plugin since VFS supports
other file systems as well as WebDAV.  It would give people a single place
to go, rather than to fragment support for different file systems amongst
different projects within Apache.


Mark Fortner

On Nov 24, 2007 7:22 PM, Chris Dail <> wrote:

> I am a bit concerned at the state of WebDAV client implementations in
> Java.
> The slide project has been recently retired and Apache recommends
> using JackRabbit as an alternative.
> JackRabbit does not currently have a WebDAV client implementation
> according to this post
> (
> Others in the industry like Eclipse, are using slide as the basis for
> their new EFS WebDAV implementation
> (
> In all of my searching, I have yet to find a viable alternative to
> slide as a WebDAV client. I think it is clear that there is a need for
> a project like this. Has there been any though in starting an Apache
> Commons project to provide WebDAV support? My understanding was that
> the Slide client was stable and would probably provide a good starting
> point for a WebDAV client.
> For more information on my WebDAV research see this post:
> Thanks
> Chris Dail
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