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From Henri Yandell <hyand...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question we need to answer to complete Lucene Connector Framework software grant
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2010 02:32:46 GMT
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Karl Wright <kwright@metacarta.com> wrote:
> Henri Yandell wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Karl Wright <kwright@metacarta.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Henri Yandell wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Karl Wright <kwright@metacarta.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> It might be interesting to look at what others have done here.
>>>>>>  Doesn't
>>>>>> Google have a Sharepoint connector?  What do they do?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:09 AM, Karl Wright wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> We consulted with in-house folks familiar with this problem, and were
>>>>> able
>>>>> to confirm that it is the process under which the file was created that
>>>>> matters.  In this case, they were both created with the same Microsoft
>>>>> tool,
>>>>> which explains the similarity.  This should mean our granted version
is
>>>>> ownable by Apache.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Is the file the output of using the MS tool?
>>>>
>>>> Hen
>>>>
>>>
>>> The Permissions.wsdl (from SharePoint) seems to be the output of
>>> disco.exe.
>>> The MCPermissionswsdl.aspx is constructed as follows:
>>> (1) Generate a wsdl using disco.exe
>>> (2) Turn that into an .aspx file that generates the wsdl, on request to
>>> the
>>> web service.
>>>
>>> So there was hand editing involved in making it be generated by an .aspx,
>>> but otherwise the answer to your question is "yes".
>>>
>>> The engineer who did this work says that he followed the appropriate
>>> Microsoft development recommendations for web service development.
>>
>>
>> What's the input to disco.exe?
>>
>> i.e. why (for example) does "GetPermissionCollectionResponse" show in
>> both, instead of MCPermissionswsdl.aspx having
>> "GetSomeKindaPermThing"?
>>
>> Hen
>>
>
> As I stated in the original message, the MCPermissions web service was
> constructed precisely to extend the original Permissions web service.  The
> extension in question takes place within the GetPermssionCollection method,
> which in SharePoint is only capable of returning permissions for "Library"
> and "Site" objects.  We extended it to also understand how to get
> permissions for "Folder" and "Item" objects.  The underlying functionality
> in question was added in SharePoint 2007, but Microsoft never updated their
> web services to support the new functionality.  So, we did.
>
> As such, the method in question was consciously designed to be a direct
> replacement of the same method found in the original permissions web
> service.

Sounds fine to me.

Hen

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