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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Apache and Java support (fwd)
Date Fri, 13 Jun 1997 05:00:05 GMT

I think the JSDK-Apache link has the potential to be very important to
us, strategically.  I think we all agree binding Java too closely to
the core is a bad direction; but that somehow providing a bridge to
the Apache API to Java applets would be a Good Thing, and this seems
to be the leading candidate of the various Apache-Java bridges that
have come about.  There is also obviously developer enthusiasm for
working on this - Organic has invested a fair bit in building apps on
Jeeves and using ProxyPass to link them through Apache, and so we'd be
able to commit resources along these lines too.  

I'd like to propose an apache-jsdk mailing list to parallel the core
development effort.  Parallelizing them makes sense here, whereas it
didn't with NT, since NT is to be integrated into the core.  I don't
anticipate it being huge volume so hosting on hyperreal would be fine.

What do people think?

In the meantime I invited the fellow below to join the full
developer's list, appraised him of our current situation, and told him
I'd bring it up here.

	Brian

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 11:51:52 +0100
From: Charlie Conklin <charlie_conklin@il.us.swissbank.com>
To: brian@organic.com
Subject: Apache and Java support

Hi Brian,

I am sorry if you are not the right person. I wanted to get in touch
with the appropriate person on the Apache team, but it is difficult to
tell who is appropriate, so I picked one at random, and it is you!

I have heard that Apache is going to fully support Java, and in
particular the JavaSoft Servlet API. If this is true, I would like to
track down the person(s) who is working on this, and talk to them a bit.
I am currently using the Apache Module to implement the Servlet API that
is distributed from JavaSoft with the Servlet Development Kit. It works
OK, but does not implement certain functionality that is implemented in
JavaSoft's JavaWebServer, with regard to Servlets. Because of this, I am
starting to write an additional Apache module to support some of that
additional functionality. However, if someone else is working on this, I
would love to avoid both of us doing the job! It would seem useful if we
could both work on it, share code, or at least ideas so we don't come up
with two ways of doing the same thing.

If you are not the appropriate person for this, could you point me in
the right direction?

Thanks,

- Charlie



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