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From Michael Smith <msm...@speedlegal.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] [PROPOSAL] Slide and JSR 170
Date Wed, 19 Feb 2003 00:24:47 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> This is a post about starting a proposal which goal would be to refactor 
> Slide using the JSR 170 specification (which is currently under work at 
> the JCP; http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=170). That proposal would 
> be used as the Reference Implementation for the JSR.
> 
> The general architecture would be:
> - WebDAV powered JSR 170 client API
> - WebDAV server layer, using JSR 170 API
> - Slide core, providing a JSR 170 API
> 
> The goals of this proposal would be:
> - Provide an OSS implementation of JSR 170.
> - Provide implementation feedback to the JSR 170 expert group, allowing 
> to enhance the specification and fix problems (that's the usual role of 
> a RI).
> - Provide a more modular architecture for Slide, with the goal of 
> adopting it for Slide 3.x (as with all revolution style proposals, this 
> will of course be subject to a majority vote by all Slide committers, 
> when the proposal is considered to be ready). The WebDAV layer would be 
> able to function on top of another JSR 170 compliant repository, and 
> applications using JSR 170 would be able to use either Slide or WebDAV 
> as their backend.
> 
> Sponsors of the proposal include:
> - DAY Software: Day will donate a first draft implementation (largely 
> based on the current Slide 2.x code) to the ASF, and will contribute 
> engineering resources to the development of the proposal. A developer 
> from DAY will be proposed as a committer to allow him to devlop the 
> proposal (with more being elected as needed according to merit, as usual).
> - OpenCMS: Plans to adopt Slide as its underlying repository, and will 
> contribute engineering resources to the development of the proposal.
> 
> The proposal will be of course developed independently of the Slide 1.x 
> and Slide 2.x codebases.
> 
> Comments / Ideas ?
> 
> Remy

Remy,

This sounds great. Do we need to vote on this proposal at this time? 
It's not entirely clear from your email. Anyway, a JSR170 implementation 
would be a very useful thing for slide to have.

Mike



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