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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: OSGi RFC 119 Distributed OSGi - (Was [RE: OSGi and Jini])
Date Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:47:51 GMT

That would be very much appreciated, p2p sounds like a good idea too.

Best Regards,

Peter Firmstone.

Michal Kleczek wrote:
> On Thursday, 23 of July 2009 06:11:01 Peter Firmstone wrote:
>> HTTP codebase's are part of the problem, the URLClassLoader is fixed in the
>> object's Type (class identity), which may change over time.  Michael Warres
>> addressed this problem by creating a dynamic codebase service where the URL
>> was a cryptographic hash of the jar file (stored data) identity.
>> Michael made a presentation on Service based codebases, apparently not
>> much code was required to implement it.  We cannot directly copy the
>> code (interfaces etc) from the presentation due to copyright, although
>> we can produce functionally equivalent code.
>> http://www.jini.org/files/meetings/eighth/presentations/Warres/Warres.pdf
> We have implemented a similar solution in XPro.
> The main difference is that in our implementation there is no "put" operation 
> in a ContentAddressedStore interface. In other words:
> 1. Each service publishes a separate ContentAddressStore and becomes its own 
> codebase server.
> 2. You can run specialized services that cache resources from other 
> ContentAddressStores to achieve HA
> 3. Optionally you can configure the services to act in a P2P fashion - the 
> resources downloaded by a service are also published.
> The main motivation behind this was to be able to run services with minimal 
> dependencies on other services being available on the network.
> After resolving some licencing problems (which should not be very complicated 
> I think) we could contribute this code to River.
> Thanks,
> Michal

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