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From "Christophe Lombart" <christophe.lomb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Sling Proposal
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2007 21:10:26 GMT
This is very interesting. Waiting for seeing this project under the ASF
umbrella
Good idea !!

Christophe


On 7/2/07, Felix Meschberger <fmeschbe@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> You may have noticed, that I started adding pages to the Jackrabbit Wiki
> on a new project called Sling ([1]). The main features of Sling may be
> summarized as follows:
>
>   * Uses a JCR Repository as its data store
>   * Uses Jackrabbit OCM to map Repository Items to Java Objects
>   * Internally deals with Java Objects
>   * Built as OSGi Bundles supporting any compliant OSGi framework
>   * Provides integration into Apache Felix for launching and OSGi
> services support
>   * Componentized data model allowing flexible web application building
>   * Based on standard Servlet API
>   * Open to allow support for web application complying with REST
> architectural style
>   * Each Node for which a valid Jackrabbit OCM mapping exists may be
> addressed by URL
>
> Sling has been developed at Day to provide a common Web Application
> Development Framework for future products based on Java Content
> Repositories. During this development we realized that such a framework
> would be of benefit not only to Day but also to the Community at large.
>
> For this reason, we decided to offer Sling to the community at Apache.
> We envision to submit the project to the Incubator under the name Sling
> with the final goal to make Sling a sub project of the Jackrabbit
> project.
>
> As part of the submission process we have to put together a Project
> Proposal for the Incubator describing the project and nominating a set
> of initial commiters and a sponsoring entity. An initial draft of this
> proposal may be found at [2].
>
> As we are heading to have Sling as a subproject in Jackrabbit, we
> propose to have the Jackrabbit PMC be the sponsoring entity for the
> Sling poddling (subject to a successful vote).
>
> In the next few days I will be adding more documentation of Sling to the
> Jackrabbit Wiki such that you may gain some initial insight into Sling.
> In the meantime, I invite you to read through the material and comment
> on it as you see fit.
>
> Additionally, I am also looking forward for any people interested to be
> initial commiters to express their interest.
>
> Regards
> Felix
>
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/ApacheSling
> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/SlingProposal
>
>

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