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From "Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group" <ruediger.pl...@vodafone.com>
Subject Re: Backports from trunk to 2.2 proxy-balancers
Date Wed, 06 May 2009 13:54:40 GMT
 

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Rainer Jung 
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2009 15:10
> An: dev@httpd.apache.org
> Betreff: Re: Backports from trunk to 2.2 proxy-balancers
> 
> 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.

The problem is that this breaks existing configurations for 2.2.x
as the balancers are now in separate modules. Thus I am -0.5 on
backporting this directory structure to 2.2.x.

Regards

Rüdiger

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