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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Commons-transaction abandoned?
Date Sun, 07 Mar 2010 15:24:11 GMT
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Oliver Zeigermann
<oliver.zeigermann@gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks!
>
> What Henri says is completely right.
>
> The project has been abandoned by me as I lost faith in one of its
> goal - ACID properties (especially atomicity) on any file system. From
> my (and others) point of view it can not be achieved by *any*
> implementation. So if you are asking whether there is another
> implementation that is more suitable, my answer is "there can't be
> any".

Apologies I'm not familiar with transaction - but does this apply to
the released versions (1.0 to 1.2) - are they flawed or is this
something that only applies to the unreleased 2.0 code base?

Niall

> Certain parts of the 2.0 code are quite reasonable, though, especially
> the locking and deadlock detection part. That's why I have not been
> determined what to do with the project. Certainly 2.0 is better than
> 1.x by any means, but I still think it should not be released as its
> promises can not be kept.
>
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> - Oliver
>
> 2010/3/5 Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com>:
>> The current version is 1.2 (released in 2007).
>>
>> 1.3-SNAPSHOT is then the subsequent version in development, but it
>> looks as though it was quickly renamed to 2.0.
>>
>> 2.0 currently has 6 of 9 issues resolved, the most recent being
>> reported and applied in Sept 2009, and 2 of the open issues were
>> opened a month ago.
>>
>> So I wouldn't call it dead - there just hasn't been much to do. Your
>> email does raise the question of whether 2.0 should be released or
>> not. I've cc'd Oliver who has been doing most of the work.
>>
>> Hen
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM, John Ericksen <johncarl81@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I came across the file transaction capabilities in commons-transaction today
>>> which was exactly what I was looking for.  To my disapointment, however, it
>>> looks like there hasn't been an update to the project for over 2 years.  The
>>> home page says the current version is a SNAPSHOT and from my search of the
>>> mailing list, it looks like 2.0 is upcoming (in 2007?).
>>>
>>> My question is, is the commons-transaction project abandoned, is there a
>>> better library out there for transactional file system operations?
>>>
>>> Thanks for your reply.
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>
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