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From Dan Creswell <dan.cresw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: River Reference Implementation
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:21:54 GMT

(1) Pick a proper app, stay away from tools. As the app(s) are built we'll
discover the tools (and other things) that need building.

Tool builders should be far rarer than app builders...

(2) Don't pick the mother of all examples as a first step. It'll take an
age to build and end up being hideously complex and difficult to get hold

We surely don't want the kind of backfire we got from having our examples
fully featured with security and all...

On 12 April 2012 11:12, Tom Hobbs <tvhobbs@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It has been suggested that we create a River reference application and
> this is a call for people willing to get involved.
> But first let me clear up some potential confusion.  River is, of
> course,  a reference implementation of the Jini and JavaSpaces
> Specifications.  This call for a "reference application" is more akin
> to a business product using River.  Think of it as being something
> like Java's Pet Store.
> So the first question is deciding what kind of application to build.
> So some suggestions have been;
> - Pet Store
> - Multiplayer distributed Tron-like game
> - Tools (- less an application more like larger components to help
> users solve their own business problems)
> These options are by no means exhaustive and are certainly open to
> discussion.  Does anyone have any better ideas or a preference?  Who
> wants to get involved?
> Thanks to the River PMC for coming up with this idea and providing the
> first spark of inspiration for what to build!
> Cheers,
> Tom

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