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From <markus.l...@dlr.de>
Subject AW: Catacomb webdav module as part of httpd
Date Mon, 04 Jul 2011 16:49:32 GMT
Hi Nick, All

What could be the next step in contributing mod_dav_repos to the httpd project? 

There are two possibilities in my mind:
- writing some kind of proposal for joining apache with the catacomb project
- put the mod_dav_repos code in a secure area of the httpd project. I mean some kind of incubation
area where the code resists until it fits all rules of the asf

If there some kind of standard-process when adding a new module to the httpd project?  How
could we start?

Markus



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Von: Nick Kew [mailto:nick@webthing.com] 
Gesendet: Montag, 6. Juni 2011 11:45
An: dev@httpd.apache.org
Betreff: Re: Catacomb webdav module as part of httpd


On 6 Jun 2011, at 08:17, <markus.litz@dlr.de> <markus.litz@dlr.de> wrote:

> Hello all, 
> 
> the catacomb project exists for quite some time. Catacomb is a WebDAV repository module
for use with the Apache WebDAV module, mod_dav. 
> Mod_dav already comes with a module that acts like an interface between the httpd-server
and the local hard drive: mod_dav_fs. Catacomb (mod_dav_repos) is an alternative module that
could replace mod_dav_fs. So the catacomb project is wondering if catacomb could become a
httpd-subproject and the main module (mod_dav_repos) could co-exist with mod_dav_fs. 
> 
> Of course the project needs to pass through some kind of incubation process to adapt
code structure and style, and maybe some structural changes need to be made. 
> 
> Catacomb could be found at apache-extras: http://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/catacomb/

> 
> How could this process started? Any thoughts? 

Thanks for the offer: looks interesting.  I did a little work along these lines
some years back, but you've clearly gone a lot further in building a
production-worthy product.

Have you read the materials at incubator.apache.org?

Actually contributing a single module doesn't necessarily call for the full
incubation process if the current httpd community are happy to adopt it.
Though at 98k compressed size for a tarball, your project may be rather
big for that!

I see you have a good start: the license is right and you have five people
listed as committers which (if they're active) suggests a decent level of
support.  I take it you've discussed this amongst yourselves and are all
agreed about offering it to Apache?

I'm unlikely to find time this week, but I'll try and take a look at your work,
perhaps at the weekend.

-- 
Nick Kew

Available for work, contract or permanent
http://www.webthing.com/~nick/cv.html


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