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From Jason Thrasher <ja...@coachthrasher.com>
Subject Re: JCROM and Jackrabbit OCM
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:12:58 GMT

Hi Folks,
What's the status of JCROM -> Jackrabbit idea, and OCM in Jackrabbit in
general?  It's not clear from reading the website, or the lists.

I can see from the September 2009 status webpage that this JCROM integration
may seriously move forward:
... which is cool, but:

We're using Jackrabbit v1.5, and heavily using the OCM components therein. 
Those components appear to have been removed from later releases.  Is this
to make way for JCROM?

Since they've been removed, we won't be updating without substantial changes
to our content object model's classes and DAO infrastructure.  Before
starting to use Jackrabbit OCM, I had evaluated JCROM's use, or rolling my
own.  However, I had decided not to use JCROM because it would have added
dependencies, and complication, and spillover that I wanted to avoid. 
Another dependency on a 3rd party with duplicated functionality is generally
something to be avoided.  It seemed that Jackrabbit's OCM would be
sufficient.  I did like JCROM's simplicity though.  It's very clean. 
Meanwhile the trial and error experience using Jackrabbit's lightly
documented, and mostly docuemented in code, OCM was painful, but works
solidly at the end of the day.

Insights into the roadmap for both OCM's would be very helpful.


ogg wrote:
> Hi,
> That's great :)
> I can send out a message to the user list and see if anyone is willing to
> help out.
> I'll still have some time to work on issues and new features, but it would
> just be nice to have more people involved :)
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:31 PM, ogg<oli.gauti@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm finding that I have less and less time to maintain my open source
>>> JCR
>>> object mapping solution, JCROM (http://jcrom.org).
>>> Therefore I'm wondering whether there is any interest from you
>>> Jackrabbit
>>> people to take over the code base and possibly integrate it into your
>>> Jackrabbit OCM?
>> Sounds like a good idea! :-)
>> However, are there JCROM users or developers who'd be willing to step
>> up to fix issues and work on new features in case you don't have time
>> to do that anymore? I'd rather not to adopt a codebase that nobody is
>> working on.
>> BR,
>> Jukka Zitting

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