continuum-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Rahul Thakur <>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Continuum 2.0 Roadmap
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 05:03:12 GMT
Good to see C2 discussions picking up! \o/

Re. TopLink
TopLink Essentials is governed by this license:

I am not sure if that license is compatible with our goals or not. Also, 
EclipseLink has already been mentioned on this thread earlier.


Christian Edward Gruber wrote:
> Toplink is mentioned, but it's a commercial app, and I don't think 
> they'll license it in a way that's compatible (unless they've 
> radically changed policies recently).  I'm not a huge hibernate fan, 
> but at least its supported.  At least with JPA and decent abstraction, 
> you should be able to have more "swapability" though at the O/R-M 
> level I find it's rare to get true swapability.
> I've been using and supporting spring for a long time, but after doing 
> some tapestry work, and re-thinking IoC approaches, I'm moving in 
> favor of picocontainer.  Tapestry doesn't use picocontainer but has an 
> IoC framework that's got some similar design concepts.  Actually, that 
> gets to another point, which is that Tapestry is happy and easy and 
> fun (well, T5), and since it comes with an IoC framework that can 
> integrate cleanly with Spring if we want that benefit, you can get the 
> whole kit together.
> The other nice thing about Tapestry, is that several people have made 
> "quickstart" projects which include everything Continuum would likely 
> use including Spring, spring-acegi, hibernate/jpa, etc.  One could use 
> that as a structural basis, and T5 is (currently) built with maven, 
> and will at least be deployed to maven repositories in perpetuity.
> Christian.
> On 5-Feb-08, at 19:12 , Carlos Sanchez wrote:
>> Some comments
>> Database vs xml: definitely database. Throwing away the db access api
>> (JDO/JPA/...) now that it's already there doesnt make much sense.
>> Maybe there are implementations that use xml for storage and that's
>> where you'd need to look if you want file storage
>> Spring vs Guice vs Plexus: Spring for sure. Big community, lots of
>> users, documentation, support,... Specially if you want to add JMX
>> support (can be done really easily just with annotations using
>> reflection), and thinking in OSGi in the future I'm sure it will be
>> really easy to integrate Spring and OSGi if it is not already. I'd
>> start softly, just migrating thing that would require adding features
>> to plexus, and move from there.
>> I agree with Brett on having 1.2, 1.3,... it's good to have a list of
>> what you want to do for 2.0 but as it gets done it should be released
>> in minor versions.
>> On Jan 29, 2008 2:34 PM, Emmanuel Venisse <> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I started a document [1] with my ideas about Continuum 2.
>>> As you can see in this doc, I want to add lot of things in the next 
>>> version.
>>> Feel free to comment on it.
>>> [1]
>>> Emmanuel
>> -- 
>> I could give you my word as a Spaniard.
>> No good. I've known too many Spaniards.
>>                             -- The Princess Bride

View raw message