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From "John Mazzitelli" <john.mazzite...@jboss.com>
Subject RE: webdav server(s)
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:29:20 GMT
> If the people still working on Slide could be brought over

You are assuming there *are* still people working on Slide :-).  AFAIK, it's a dead project
and no one is doing anything of significance to it.

The last bit of news on it was a year ago - 

http://jakarta.apache.org/slide/news.html

--
John Mazz  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert r. Sanders [mailto:robert.sanders@ipov.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:27 PM
> To: jackrabbit-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: webdav server(s)
> 
> 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.
> >
> > - -- --- -----=[ scroisier2 at jahia dot com ]=---- --- -- -
> > www.jahia.org : The Java Unified Web Platform
> >
> 
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