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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...


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