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From "LOMBART Christophe" <>
Subject Re: JCR integration proposal
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2005 20:04:55 GMT
David Sean Taylor wrote:

> Christophe Lombart wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I would like to start the JCR integration into Graffito.  This is a 
>> summary on how I see this integration :
>> * I want to leave our persistence service as it is. I don't want to 
>> replace it by a new JCR implementation. I don't want to change the 
>> Graffito API which is *very* simple to use. I see only some minor 
>> changes in the version & search services.
>> * JCR integration can be made with a new implementation for the 
>> and a new Server class 
>> (eg. org.apache.portals.graffito.model.JCRServer).
>> * I would like to create a new subproject which will contains a JCR 
>> mapping framework. The goal of this framework is to store any java 
>> beans (CmsObject) in a JCR repository.This framework will be used by 
>> the JCR ContentStore implementation and if needed,  can be used 
>> outside the Graffito engine. After a lot of discussion on that topic, 
>> I would like to start with a very simple solution  based on a 
>> converter class for each CmsObject types (Document, Folder, ...). So 
>> if a new CmsObject class is required for a custom application, the 
>> developer has to write a new JCR converter class. Later, we can write 
>> more advanced/generic converter implementations based on 
>> introspection or similar techniques.
>> What do you think about that ?
>> Do you have some ideas, comments for such JCR mapping framework ? Is 
>> it make sense for you ?
> For JCR integration, what do you think about Stephane's proposal of a
> "Lenya CMS Framework or Jackrabbit Framework"?
> I would think that the Graffito integration would be implemented with 
> Jackrabbit, right?
Yes When I'm speaking about JCR, I'm speaking about how to integrate 
Jackrabbit into Graffito. The proposal of this framework is just there to map our CmsObjects
into a JCR repo (with JackRabbit). I think it should nice to see somethink like OJB but for
a JCR repo.


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