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From Alexander Klimetschek <aklim...@day.com>
Subject Re: remove JackrabbitRepository.shutdown()
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:46:51 GMT
Hi!

Am 15.04.2008 um 13:32 schrieb Marcel Reutegger:
> why is that an issue? repository construction and destruction is not  
> specified in JSR 170 nor in JSR 283. applications will always have  
> to write implementation specific code to shutdown a repository.
>
> JSR 283 will have a standardized mechanism to 'connect' to a  
> repository. whether that also include repository construction is  
> probably implementation dependent. repository shutdown is not  
> mentioned at all.

Things not mentioned in the spec != useless ideas.

Jackrabbit's goal should not only be spec-compliance, but also  
usability for the developers/frameworks using it!

>> Let's compare this to the JDBC API (as an example).
>
> but this is about getting a connection and closing it again, which  
> is equivalent to obtaining a JCR session and logging out when your  
> done. that's already standardized in JSR 170.

Embedded JDBC solutions use parameters in the connection URL for  
starting databases (like "...START=true" at the end). One could do  
that via session attributes in JCR/Jackrabbit, but the spec prevents  
this by having the additional Repository interface, which has to be  
fetched via JNDI for repository startup in JSR-283.

Just my 2 cents,
Alex

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Alexander Klimetschek
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