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From Enrique Rodriguez <>
Subject Re: Embedding Eve Was: To release or not to release?
Date Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:44:41 GMT
Martin Wegner wrote:
>>What kind of files would you make for Eve? My todo list has: attach 
>>commons-configuration to directory-naming, though I've no idea whether 
>>it's workable. Does Eve have this stuff already?
> Commons-configuration is a good idea.  I wrote my own implementation based
> on what I thought were limitations of commons-config but it is probably a
> better idea to start with something from Jakarta.

While you're on this topic, do you guys have any thoughts on where the 
Preferences API fits into this picture?  It's there in the JDK.

> A classic place to start is see if the log4j config file can be moved into
> an LDAP server.  Imagine being able to edit the log4j config file using an
> LDAP client instead of using a text editor.  And then it can be shared
> amongst multiple apps (if need be).
> The slippery slope of this suggestion is that no one has ever codified a
> best practices in this area (server config in an LDAP server).  So my
> guess is that this group will stir up a number of hornets with this idea. 
> But that is a good sign.  If we can get a set of best practices defined
> (LDAP tree structure, DN construction, live update handling, etc.) then I
> think the Eve server will have provided a benefit above and beyond the
> LDAP server.
> --Marty

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