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From Erik Abele <erikab...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Apache Droids as subproject of HttpComponents (was Re: Apache Droids using Norbert)
Date Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:41:40 GMT
On Aug 27, 2008, at 19:35:52, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:

> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 13:35 +0100, Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 09:16 +0100, Roland Weber wrote:
>>>> Hi Thorsten,
>>>>
>>>>> Is there are still interest to host Droids and sponsor it in  
>>>>> incubation
>>>>> as mentioned in [2]?
>>>> Definitely :-) Meanwhile, we have created a charter [a] and  
>>>> Droids fits
>>>> the "build upon and extend" clause. We will expect it to work  
>>>> well with
>>>> HttpClient 4 eventually, but that doesn't have to be exclusive.
>> ...
>>> I guess shortly I will finish the docu and a simple example (that I
>>> develop for the documentation) and we can then decide how we will
>>> procedure.
>> I consider the current development stand of Apache Droids as stable
>> after enhancing the multi-thread feature and finishing the default
>> implementation. The default droid and worker is a simple crawler that
>> scraps a webpage and saves the resources to disk. It is highly  
>> extensible and in my current work project I am using 5
>> different droids that are running very smooth. This droids are  
>> extending
>> the default implementation and are adding business specific logic.
>> Some of this droids are connecting to another web site to get some  
>> data
>> and invoke then the parsing of this data to generate an internal
>> representation of them and send them to an Apache Solr server.  
>> Another
>> droids simply crawls a file system to edit specific files with the
>> result of a database query. I like to start the move to the  
>> incubator with Droids with the
>> HttpComponents project sponsoring it.
>
> +1 to HC sponsoring Droids' incubation.

+1 here too.

> I am willing to participate in the incubation process and help  
> integrate Droids into HC.

Unfortunately I won't be able to help with the incubation process  
myself but I'm certainly happy to foster the final integration into HC  
if it turns out to be the best home for Droids...

Cheers,
Erik


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