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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Dispatcher 1.0 - towards a stable version
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2008 06:59:08 GMT
On Sat, 2008-09-06 at 11:14 +1000, David Crossley wrote:
> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> > 
> > My initial plan is to reuse the code from whiteboard/dispatcher, conduct
> > the needed changes to work with java contracts and add spring support.
> > 
> > Any thoughts.
> When we all talk about "Dispatcher" i thought that we were
> talking about the whiteboard/plugins/o.a.f.plugin.internal.dispatcher
> That is what i use and what the zone demos use.
> I have never understood what the whiteboard/dispatcher code
> is for.

It is the same idea and principals behind it but differently implemented
- more efficient. My idea is to create a clean java implementation that
can be used standalone and with a wrapper classes in cocoon. 

> There is a big concern that i should have raised before.
> You have made the STAX jar a dependency, and your
> whiteboard/dispatcher/README.txt mentions license issues.

Only to include it directly (as add a copy to the lib dir). It is
included in the 6.0 jdk but in 1.5 not. 

I thought about to add ivy support and let ivy resolve it the first

> Please see the legal-discuss mailing list over the last
> couple of years. This has come up a few times, but sorry
> i cannot recall the outcome.
> Also see the recent Board report from Apache XML Commons
> and their recent mailing lists.
> They discussed that same problem and added an API
> to xml-commons-external.

I will have a look at this API rewrite and will preferable use that.

Thanks for pointing out. 

Thorsten Scherler                       
Open Source Java                      consulting, training and solutions

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