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From "Bill Higgins" <billh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Integrating HttpCore into the JEE/OSGi server environment
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:31:11 GMT
> > Hi, I work on a project (IBM Rational Jazz - http://jazz.net/) where we use
> > an OSGi (Equinox) server runtime within a JEE server, using the Equinox
> > Servlet Bridge.
> >
> > I prefer the HttpCore API to the Servlet API, so I've written a small
> > wrapper that allows you to embed an Apache HttpProcessor object in the
> > Servlet/OSGi environment simply by subclassing a superclass I've created and
> > registering your object with the OSGi runtime. With this superclass, it's
> > basically about 2-10 lines of code (depending on how many interceptors you
> > want to add).
> >
> > I'd be happy to contribute this superclass, the OSGi packaging, and an
> > example application if you would be interested in looking at it and possibly
> > using it. Please let me know.
> >
> I think we will happily accept contribution of the OSGi packaging code.
> There is already an open JIRA ticket for that
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-125

I'll attach to the JIRA ticket.

> Code that requires the Equinox Servlet Bridge to work seems a bit out of
> scope for me, but I believe we could consider taking it as one of those
> 'contrib' components provided in source only as reference material. A
> lot of code start off in the 'contrib' package initially but eventually
> find its home within officially distributed packages.
> Does this sound ok to you?

Yes, this makes sense. However, I don't understand the mechanics of
making a 'contrib' component contribution. Can you give me a pointer
(via this mailing list or private email) on how to make this sort of

- Bill

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