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From Grig Gheorghiu <grig.gheorg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [libcloud] libcloud roadmap and plans for the future
Date Sat, 05 Feb 2011 23:17:40 GMT
I agree regarding Twisted. It's a road that can lead to perdition ;-)

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> FWIW, my experience is that creating event-driven applications is easier if you just
use asyncore and/or epoll directly. Twisted is too complex / over-engineered / under-documented
for me (and many others).
>
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> On 06/02/2011, at 7:31 AM, Tomaz Muraus wrote:
>
>> I know that the development of the storage API has started just recently,
>> but I would still love talk about the libcloud roadmap and plans for the
>> future.
>>
>> I would eventually like to see the following features:
>>
>> - non-blocking / asynchronous version of libcloud - I know that this is a
>> major feature and requires a lot of work, but it would be very cool if, in
>> the future you could do something like this:
>>
>> from libcloud.compute.drivers.sync import EC2Driver - imports blocking
>> version of the driver
>> from libcloud.compute.drivers.async import EC2Driver - imports not-blocking
>> version of the driver
>>
>> Since Twisted is pretty much a de-facto standard for creating non-blocking
>> Python applications, I think we should also use it for a non-blocking
>> version of out library.
>>
>> - "Resources" concept - this feature is also be a pretty major one and
>> requires a lot of thought.
>>
>> A "Resource" would be a generic concept which would represent a some kind of
>> "Cloud resource" - a resource could be an IP address, load balancer, etc.
>>
>> This would basically allow us to implement a lot of (currently) provider
>> specific feature, but in a generic way so it would later be easy to adapt it
>> to work with a different provider.
>>
>> - Python 3.x support - Jed has already suggested this on IRC. I actually
>> haven't tested libcloud with Python 3.x yet, so I don't know how many things
>> needs to be changed to make it work (without using 2to3 or a similar tool).
>>
>> Thoughts, opinions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tomaz
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> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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