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From Brian M Dube <>
Subject Re: OSCommerce input plugin
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 16:10:16 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Brian M Dube wrote:
>> I'm sorry I failed to mention that I'm now using 
>> whiteboard/org.apache.forrest.plugin.Database to generate the data. 
>> Thank you for pointing out that it is possible, and better, to access 
>> the back end directly.
> Cool, but my new approach for talking to the database (i.e. hibernate) 
> is better from a maintenance point of view as it doesn't tie us to a 
> specific back end. Furthermore it provides POJO's for manipulating the 
> data. It works in a limited fashion and is already more complete with 
> respect to getting data out of an OSCommerce back end than the raw 
> database plugin.

> Would you like me to send it to you offlist so you can have a look at 
> the proof of concept?

Thank you, I would like to see it.

> Since you still seem to be at a very early stage I'd love for us to work 
> together on this code, I can put it in an SVN repository and make it 
> available under LGPL (hibernate restriction). I'd prefer to make it 
> ASL2, but would need more time to cleanly separate the dependencies so 
> that will have to come later.
> I don't think July 18th will be a problem unless you are a long way down 
> the road to implementation using the database plugin. In which case we 
> should go our separate ways until you have more breathing space then we 
> can bring the two solutions together into a finished product.

I don't have much time invested in the database plugin. I only recently 
got it working. When I look at how you're using Hibernate, I'll have a 
better idea whether I should switch now or keep going with what I have.


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