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From Brian Moseley <...@osafoundation.org>
Subject Re: webdav server(s)
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2005 16:31:43 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

>> personally, i have no interest in working on such a thing. i wouldn't 
>> tell somebody not to do it, but i wouldn't help them either.
> 
> Can you tell us why?

i found the slide codebase to be extremely confusing, 
verging on incomprehensible. i was unable to make heads or 
tails of the apis and had only the vaguest inkling of how i 
might extend it for caldav.

by contrast, the jcr-server design is relatively simple and 
elegant, and the extension points are natural and obvious.

also the slide community didn't seem to have much momentum 
back in the spring of 2005. there was no defined release 
plan and extremely little support on the mailing list. the 
documentation that existed was sparse and often 
frustratingly unintelligible, so when you had questions, you 
were basically screwed.

things might have changed for the better with slide, but i'm 
not optimistic. i vastly prefer the jackrabbit code and 
community.

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