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From "Nicolas Toper" <nto...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Client/Server question
Date Wed, 31 May 2006 12:51:31 GMT
Hi Felix,

You are right on both points. I will do as you suggest.

Thanks for your input.

Best Regards
Nico
my blog! http://www.deviant-abstraction.net !!

On 5/31/06, Felix Meschberger <fmeschbe@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Nicolas,
>
> I agree to include these methods on the repository layer. But thinking
> about the extent - rather than the intrincacies of handling concurrent
> modifications while backing up - I would have some remarks:
>
> (1) I would modify the signature to take InputStream and OutputStream
> objects, resp. This provides for more flexibility in terms of source
> and destination of the backup data.
>
> (2) Initially you mentioned a configuration file for the
> backup/restore procedures. I suggest you define configuration classes
> (interfaces), which can load/store themselves to and from streams
> (yes, I do not like being locked into File instances :-) and to add
> instances of the toplevel configuration (e.g. BackupConfiguration) as
> a parameter to the backup/restore methods.
>
> These two changes would greatly improve the flexibility using the API
> from within an application as opposed to from the command line. Also
> testing would be greatly simplified, I suppose.
>
> Regards
> Felix
>
>
>

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