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From Serge Huber <shub...@jahia.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Donation of Adobe's "File Vault" and packaging tools
Date Fri, 03 May 2013 20:17:03 GMT
Sounds great ! I'm sure many would be interested in such tooling.

Best regards,
  Serge Huber

Le 3 mai 2013 à 20:28, Tobias Bocanegra <tripod@bocanegra.ch> a écrit :

> Hello,
> 
> as some of you might know, we at Adobe (and at Day Software before)
> developed quite some tooling around exporting, importing and syncing
> content from and to a JCR repository. The "checked-out" structure on
> the local filesystem also offers SVN-like operations, like update,
> checkin, status, etc., against the JCR repository. We called this
> system the "File Vault (vlt)". It uses the built-in JCR remoting of
> Jackrabbit to read and write the content.
> 
> We also used the same serialization format to implement our "Content
> Packages" which basically are a zip of such an exported structure, w/o
> all the meta information needed for syncing. This packaging system
> also comes with a HTTP service and UI that allows to actually manage
> those packages (create, update, install, uninstall, upload, etc).
> 
> Additionally we also developed some maven plugins that allow building
> such content packages, controlling vlt (the command line tool) and
> deploying content packages into a running repository.
> 
> Our R&D thinks that the Jackrabbit project would benefit from such
> tooling since nothing comparable is established today. We are now at a
> stage where we cleared all hurdles with Adobe Legal, and streamlined
> the codebase so that we are ready to contribute. All that's left to do
> from our side is to refactor the java package space and replace the
> copyrights.
> 
> Once contributed, we will continue developing the tools, as we heavily
> use them in-house and also train our customers and partners on this
> technology. IMO, there is little risk, that the code gets orphaned.
> 
> If the general consensus is that such a contribution is desired, I
> will prepare the final patch and offer it for contribution.
> 
> The rough schedule is:
> 
> May: prepare patch and offer contribution of vlt, packaging, maven plugins
> June: prepare patch and offer contribution of package manager and
> related maven plugins
> 
> Along the same notes we also look into simplifying "vlt" as it is
> sometimes a bit tricky to use :-) This development will start after
> the contribution and we hope to have something usable by end of this
> year.
> 
> Thank you.
> Regards, Toby

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