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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Backports from trunk to 2.2 proxy-balancers
Date Wed, 06 May 2009 13:20:37 GMT

On May 6, 2009, at 9:09 AM, Rainer Jung wrote:

> On 06.05.2009 14:39, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> It would certainly be easier to maintain a 2.2-proxy branch, with the
>> intent of it actually being folded *into* 2.2, if the branch used the
>> same dir structure as trunk, that is, a separate directory that  
>> includes
>> the balancer methods (as well as the config magic associated with  
>> it).
>> However, if that will be a impediment to actually *getting* these
>> backports into 2.2, then I'm willing to keep the old structure...
>> So my question is: if to be able to easily backport the various trunk
>> proxy improvements into 2.2, we also need to backport the dir
>> structure as well, is that OK? I don't want to work down that
>> path only to have it wasted work because people think that such a
>> directory restructure doesn't make sense within a 2.2.x release.
>> PS: NO, I am not considering this for 2.2.12! :)
> I guess at the heart of this is the question, how likely we break some
> part of the users build process for 2.2.x. My feeling is, that the
> additional sub directory for the balancing method implementations is a
> small change and users build process should not break due to this
> additional one directory.
> On the positive side apart from easier backports: the new subdirectory
> might make people more curious on how to add a custom balancing  
> method,
> so we get a slightly better visibility for the existing provider  
> interface.

My thoughts as well... :)

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