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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?


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Von: Nick Kew [] 
Gesendet: Montag, 6. Juni 2011 11:45
Betreff: Re: Catacomb webdav module as part of httpd

On 6 Jun 2011, at 08:17, <> <> 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:

> 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

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

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