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From "Niclas Hedhman" <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Split JavaSpaces and JINI
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2008 02:04:56 GMT
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 9:40 AM, Michael McGrady
<mmcgrady@topiatechnology.com> wrote:
> Imagine that in order to use Log4J you had to setup JINI because an
> interface important to Log4J were in JINI.  This problem would not be solved
> by pointing out that you can use JINI without Log4J.  And, if someone said
> they thought Log4J was conceptual independent of JINI and should be made so
> in its interfaces, that would be a good point.  It would not be a retort to
> say that Log4J would not work in these conditions without JINI.
>
> Am I clear?

But you were! saying that Jini should be depending on JavaSpaces and
not the other way around as is now the case. Why? Jini is about
Service Discovery, and why would a Space implementation be a backbone
of that?
My argument is that River should have a JavaSpaces implementation that
does not require a network setup, as a stepping stone to lower the
threshold of River adoption. (The "First Shot is Free" comes to mind.)

Cheers
Niclas

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