Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Wed Nov 13 16:49:12 EST 2002

Daniel Rall wrote:
> Ben Laurie <ben at algroup.co.uk> writes:
>>Daniel Rall wrote:
>>>Ben Laurie <ben at algroup.co.uk> writes:
>>>>Manuel Duran Aguete wrote:
>>>>>	We are newbies usign spread.
>>>>>	We are interested in adding disk-based persintence feature for
>>>>>msgs. We are thinking in storing the messages in a local db file, to be
>>>>>able to deliver a msg if the server/client crashes. Any suggestion or
>>>>>idea is wellcome.
>>>>There's a paper all about how to do this properly on the Spread
>>>>website. The Spread guys have threatened to actually produce an
>>>>implementation, but no word on when :-)
>>>>I think it'd be cool to have.
>>>Hooking a persistance mechanism up to Spread is a great idea.  Even
>>>better would be if this persistance mechanism provided versioning!
>>>Lately I've been dreaming about hooking Spread up to Subversion[1],
>>>and vice versa.
>>>Subversion uses BerkeleyDB[2] as its backend (a "local db file," as
>>>suggested above by Manuel), and includes both a repository access[3]
>>>and file system[4] API.  Subversion is implemented using the Apache
>>>Portable Runtime[5] C support library (and the server as a module for
>>>Apache httpd), and runs on unixy and windows systems.  Though still in
>>>development, it has been self hosting for over a year.
>>>The combination would make not only an ideal gateway for a
>>>versioned message store with access control, but would eventually
>>>allow Subversion to provide distributed/federated repositories.
>>Ooooh. Are you going to ApacheCon? Let's talk there!
> Yes, I'll be there Saturday evening through Tuesday evening.  Will you
> be there during the hackathon, Ben?  (I'm still trying to find the
> document where I'm supposed to list that I'm going.  ;-)

Err, yeah, I'm organising the hackathon! The document is in the 
committers repository. Remember, if you aren't in it, you owe me beer.



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