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From Peter Firmstone <peter.firmst...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: Level of interest and planned activity
Date Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:01:06 GMT
Thank you Zsolt, for your offer of help and support.  You're right about our need to evangelise,
maybe an article on Dzone would be a good start?  Updating our website, awesome, I can apply
your patches :). 

Once it's possible to do so securely, I'll be making a public service registrar available,
discoverable via ipv6 multicast, or https unicast for ipv4 and once the underlying low level
infrastructure is in place, then I'd like to focus on writing tools to assist developers to
remove some of the pain and complexity of securing their services and clients.

People will be able to register their services on this public registrar.

New users can focus on client code first, followed by implementing their own services.

I'm currently working on adding support for a new ServiceRegistrar lookup method to ServiceDiscoveryManager
that allows authentication prior to service and codebase downloads, service or attribute deserialization.
 There are no changes to SDM's public api, just a configuration parameter to choose insecure
lookup, should the user wish to use the slower insecure method of lookup (for compatibility
with an earlier ServiceRegistrar).

The new lookup method allows local filtering to occur prior to service download, allowing
clients to avoid unnecessary downloads.

I've written a number of tests for the new lookup method.



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---- Original message ----
From: Zsolt Kúti <la.tinca@gmail.com>
Sent: 21/10/2016 12:39:09 am
To: dev@river.apache.org
Subject: Re: Level of interest and planned activity

See inlined. 

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 1:02 AM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:

> Next month is a River board report month. Before drafting the report, I

> would like to get an impression of the level of interest and planned 
> activity among the current contributors. 

I am not yet a contributor, 

> Are you planning to contribute to River in the next year, even if you are

> currently too busy? 

but planning. 

> Have you been following the "Future of River" thread? 


> If so, are you interested in working along the lines Peter has proposed?


I am. As a first step I would like to take the website revamp. We need 
something more eye catching and modern. 

> Do you have other ideas for future direction? 
Beside technical advancements attracting users is badly needed. Needs to 
find out how - like make it easy to find River (well placed tech articles, 
"evangelism", etc.), to understand its concepts, getting started and usage 
Example codes, small and larger... 

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