incubator-libcloud mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Kimbro Staken <>
Subject Re: [libcloud] Are people using libcloud with non-Python environments?
Date Mon, 24 May 2010 10:51:53 GMT
We're not using it yet but it's at the top of the list for a new
project I'm working on and we're mainly a Ruby shop. It may end up
being our choice simply because of the driver selection available and
it seems to have the most momentum of the available projects.

I don't see it as too much of a problem to have a fairly simple Python
service running in the background with Ruby code for everything else.

Kimbro Staken
JumpBox Inc.

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Ian Bicking <> wrote:
> Given recent discussion, I'm curious: is there anyone using libcloud from a
> non-Python environment, and if so, how?  And how is it going?  E.g., running
> it with Jython, or in a subprocess, or with separate servers, or...
> whatever?
> It seems like there's two basic motivations underlying this discussion:
> 1. People who don't use Python want access to what libcloud does
> 2. People who don't use Python want a codebase they can feel comfortable
> with and contribute to
> And then there's just some language politics.  I feel like the perspective
> so far in these threads has been mostly from 2 and not 1.  And the answers
> to these two motivations are pretty different.  If you want access to what
> libcloud does (1), probably the first thing to work on would be some
> serialized protocol for the objects and methods in libcloud (e.g.,
> JSONRPC).  If you want to write other implementations (2), probably the
> first thing to work on would be language-neutral tests (making the tests
> more data-drive).
> --
> Ian Bicking  |

View raw message