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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Fluent interface to httpclient in Stanbol, should that move here?
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:44:09 GMT
Hi Bertrand

Just a ping...

Is this idea still being considered or did you decide against it?



On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 20:48 +0100, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 10:05 +0100, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> ...
> > Would it make sense to have such an API as an optional component in
> > this project?
> Hi Bertrand
> In my opinion, it would. Big time. Given the bad rap that HttpClient
> gets for what some see as being over-complex, a simpler API for common
> use scenarios would make a lot of sense. However, I always felt such API
> should come from an external contributor, from someone with new ideas
> and a different perspective on things.
> >  That would probably not provide access to the whole
> > httpclient feature set, but rather provide a very simple way of
> > executing http requests for the most common use cases.
> > 
> > If yes I'm happy to contribute that code here, assuming the stanbol
> > folks (where this code currently resides [2]) agree to let it go. I'll
> > be using that code in various testing scenarios in Stanbol, Sling and
> > $dayjob, so planning to keep maintaining it, it's not just a fun
> > short-term experiment.
> > 
> > Let me know what you think.
> > 
> I think it would be a very welcome contribution to the project. 
> There is a few things that need to be looked at before the source code
> from Stanbol moves over to HC. First of all, you will need to decide
> whether the new module should have the same release cycle with
> HttpClient or be developed and released independently. Both approaches
> have pros and cons. Sharing the same release cycle with HttpClient would
> likely require more synchronization with the rest of the HC team and
> probably create pressure to freeze the API rather sooner than later. A
> separate release cycle would give you more freedom with choosing release
> dates and making decisions about API compatibility, but would also
> require more management overhead. Be warned: HC is a small time project
> with just a handful of committers and getting those three petty bindings
> votes might be a challenge some times.
> As soon as you have those things worked out with the rest of Stanbol
> folks, we can get you the necessary SVN karma and have you hack away ;-)
> Cheers
> Oleg
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