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From "Robert r. Sanders" <robert.sand...@ipov.net>
Subject Re: webdav server(s)
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2005 19:27:10 GMT
As someone who has been monitoring both Jackrabbit and Slide lists this 
idea struck me before.  If the people still working on Slide could be 
brought over to work with some of the Jackrabbit people it seems to me 
that this would be in the best interests of both communities.  I don't 
know how this would be done, or wether a TLP or a subproject would be a 
better alternative. While they aren't the same (and I am not an expert 
on either) it seems obvious that there are some gains to be made by 
having a full featured WebDAV server with a JCR backend.

St├ęphane Croisier wrote:
> There is a thread running on right now on the Slide Dev List about 
> moving Slide to a Top Level Apache Project (TLP). Currently we are 
> using Slide as a temporary solution to store some binary files for our 
> CMS and I agree quite a lot with the conclusions of Brian... The Slide 
> project is nearly dead and without nearly any activities from 
> beginning of this year.
> So the best solution would certainly be to open a new "dav.apache.org" 
> top level project which would include a Slide 3.0 full refactoring 
> based on Jackrabbit (or whatever would be the new name of such a 
> project) and try to gather all the currently scarce DAV ressources and 
> expertises into one single project.... Then CalDAV or other DAV 
> extensions would then also easily fit in such a new TLP...
> My 2 cts...
> St├ęphane
> At 17:31 14.12.2005, Brian Moseley wrote:
>> 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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