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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Move WritableRepository methods to Repository interface?
Date Sat, 03 Dec 2005 17:36:52 GMT
On Dec 2, 2005, at 8:45 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:

> On 12/2/05, Dain Sundstrom <> wrote:
>> I was applying GERONIMO-1227 from Toby and it occurred to me that we
>> may want to simply merge WritableRepository into the Repository
>> interface and add a "boolean canWrite()" method to the interface.
>> Then the console could just scan for all repositories and allow the
>> user a choice of which writable one to upload to.
>> What do you think?
> I'm not so sure about the patch for this.  I'd almost rather see a
> separate repository implementation that was read-only rather than
> impementing WritableRepository on a file system that can't write.  I
> would be fine with your recommendation, but I'm not too happy with
> having a read-only WriteableRepository for 1.0.  Think there's
> anything we can do in the short term?

Well I would say it is a writable repository what can recognize that  
the file system is currently not writable.  If you think it is a big  
deal, we can merge the two interfaces for 1.0 and add the canWrite  
method.  Personally, I don't think this a big deal.  There is only  
one implementation of WriteableRepository which is  
FileSystemRepository, which logically can be writable, but may not  
be :)   I really don't think this will impact users as no one sees  
this interface other then the internal console code.


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