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From "Karl Wright (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CONNECTORS-58) Mini-API to initially configure default connections and "example" jobs for file system and web crawl
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 11:52:05 GMT


Karl Wright commented on CONNECTORS-58:

This ticket is currently stalled.  I think the actual feature that would address it would
be a ManifoldCF scripting client, so one could execute ManifoldCF scripts that would run via
the ManifoldCF API.  Then, example scripts could be easily added.  This could be an entertaining
project and might easily be useful for testing as well.

> Mini-API to initially configure default connections and "example" jobs for file system
and web crawl 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CONNECTORS-58
>                 URL:
>             Project: ManifoldCF
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: Examples
>            Reporter: Jack Krupansky
>            Priority: Minor
> Creating a basic connection setup to do a relatively simple crawl for a file system or
web can be a daunting task for someone new to LCF. So, it would be nice to have a scripting
file that supports an abbreviated API (subset of the full API discussed in CONNECTORS-56)
sufficient to create a default set of connections and example jobs that the new user can choose
> Beyond this initial need, this script format might be a useful form to "dump" all of
the connections and jobs in the LCF database in a form that can be used to recreate an LCF
configuration. Kind of a "dump and reload" capability. That in fact might be how the initial
example script gets created.
> Those are two distinct use cases, but could utilize the same feature.
> The example script could have example jobs to crawl a subdirectory of LCF, crawl the
LCF wiki, etc.
> There could be more than one script. There might be example scripts for each form of
> This capability should be available for both QuickStart and the general release of LCF.
> As just one possibility, the script format might be a sequence of JSON expressions, each
with an initial string analogous to a servlet path to specify the operation to be performed,
followed by the JSON form of the connection or job or other LCF object. Or, some other format
might be more suitable.
> Note: This issue is part of Phase 1 of the CONNECTORS-50 umbrella issue.

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