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From Angela Cymbalak <a.cymba...@nechtan.org>
Subject Re: photo gallery software (previously called Caitrin)
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 11:49:25 GMT
Its looking like if we glue together a whole 
bunch of existing Apache and Incubator projects 
that we won't have a whole lot of code to 
actually write. :-)  That all by itself can be a challenge.

Angie


At 08:14 PM 6/30/2008, you wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 4:10 AM, Angela Cymbalak 
><a.cymbalak@nechtan.org> wrote:
> > There has been a lot of going back and 
> forth.  Originally there seemed to be
> > little interest at the Incubator so I was talking to the Roller folks.
> >  There is some interest over there but a disagreement on how to write the
> > code.  At the same time there started to be interest at the Incubator again
> > and the idea is starting to take hold.  Then I got really busy...  Now I
> > need to start re-working on the proposal since other discussions have taken
> > place and the idea is becoming more formed.
> >
> > As for the front end, the current idea is to expose the data held in the
> > repository as a Web service.  I would be more 
> than happy to see a Flex front
> > end built that is a client to the Web service.  Personally, I would like to
> > see an AJAX front end, but I know that some people dislike the lack of
> > security around AJAX.
>
>In simplistic words, by using Apache Tuscany and SCA to define your
>your photo gallery component, you can decouple the business logic from
>the transport infrastructure specific APIs; and then expose your
>services trough multiple bindings such as webservices, web 2.0, etc
>and although we don't have a flex binding today, one could easily
>create a new binding in Tuscany to support it.  This should simplify
>the framework and make the task of supporting a new type of client
>(flex versus ajax, etc) much easier.
>
> >
> > I like Hans' suggestions for the name as 
> well.  If there are other ideas for
> > a name, feel free to throw them out there.  I would like to find something
> > that is interesting, yet allows someone to 
> easily determine what the project
> > is.  That is proving to be a big challenge.
> >
>
>photoGallery
>stillGallery
>imageGallery
>
>NiƩpce
>NiƩpceGallery
>
>
> > Angie
> >
> >
> > At 01:33 AM 6/27/2008, you wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm a little confused, because the wiki says that the proposal is being
> >> put
> >> on hold and that the goal is to work with the Roller community.
> >>
> >> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CaitrinProposal
> >>
> >> Nevertheless, if there's interest in building a Flex front end, let me
> >> know...
> >>
> >> --
> >> Martin Cooper
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Angela Cymbalak <a.cymbalak@nechtan.org>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hi All,
> >> >
> >> > I haven't forgotten about wanting to create an open source Photo Gallery
> >> > and there has been some sporadic interest as I have discussed it.  A
> >> > quick
> >> > update as to where we are at for anyone who is interested.
> >> >
> >> > 1.  Name change....
> >> > No one but me knows where the name Caitrin came from and it isn't
> >> > obvious
> >> > what the software would do.  A proposed solution (thanks Noel for the
> >> > path
> >> > suggestion) would be PhosLibrarius
> >> >
> >> > 2. Code Bases
> >> > There are 2 code bases that we can draw from and discard that I have
> >> > heard
> >> > of.  Always a good start
> >> >
> >> > 3. Design
> >> > Right now thought is being put into the high level design to improve the
> >> > Proposal.  The current proposal is bad.  I take credit for that because
> >> > I
> >> > haven't done the Apache thing before and I am tripping all over while
> >> > trying
> >> > to stay on the right path.  The current thought is to defiantly write
> >> > the
> >> > application in Java.  Its secure, it scales well, we like it.  The
> >> > thought
> >> > is to look into Sling and the JCR as well as different databases.  I
> >> > have to
> >> > do reading on Sling to figure out how it all fits together.  Pretty
> >> > much, we
> >> > are focusing on the back end first with the possibility of a Web service
> >> > for
> >> > the front end to start.  This lets anyone out there write nice pretty
> >> > display pieces.   I like AJAX as a front end but others who I have
> >> > talked to
> >> > don't.  We can agree on the Web service for right now.
> >> >
> >> > If anyone has anything that they would like to contribute or if you have
> >> > comments/suggestions about this proposal please let me know.  The
> >> > interest
> >> > seems to be lurking out there, we just need to get it organized.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Angie
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Angela Cymbalak
> >> > Nechtan Design
> >> > http://www.nechtandesign.com/
> >> > 412.931.4663
> >> >
> >> >
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>
>
>--
>Luciano Resende
>Apache Tuscany Committer
>http://people.apache.org/~lresende
>http://lresende.blogspot.com/
>
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