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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Asynchronous Http Client donation
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2007 18:19:49 GMT


Mark wrote:
> I will have some free time in the next week or so.  I can take the lead on
> incorporating this into the baseline, if someone wants to give me a good
> recommendation as to where to place the code.  My initial thought is to
> create a new top level project inside of the trunk.  Maybe
> "mina-asynch-httpclient" ?

+1 from a non-binding person ;-)

Jeff


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> On 8/17/07, Jeff Genender <jgenender@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> First, I want to say that I am a big fan of Mina.  For those who don't
>> know me (which is everyone), I am a committer on Geronimo and have had
>> several people ask about an async http client API to use with our NIO
>> clients with comet for the 2.0 Geronimo server.  We have had folks who
>> want to be able to do HTTP calls to 3rd party servers from servlets/web
>> apps to get content, and not tie up a thread while its doing its thing.
>> So I decided to try to whip together an API that was similar to Commons
>> HttpClient, fully asynchronous, but based on Mina...and I think I have
>> 80-90% of it completed.  It is here:
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/sandbox/AsyncHttpClient
>>
>> For what it's worth...it doesn't seem appropriate for Geronimo. So I
>> would like to donate it to Mina.  Please have a look at it and give me
>> feed back for if I have gone down the right path.  It can be enhanced
>> greatly as this is just a start, but I think it can be very useful and
>> become a powerful API with everyone moving to NIO.
>>
>> Don't hold back any comments ;-)  I would really like to see an API like
>> this and I believe Mina is just perfect for this.
>>
>> Please let me know what you think..and if you don't think its right for
>> Mina..thats ok too ;-)  But getting your feedback would be best for
>> me...and making this a community project is even better ;-)
>>
>> Jeff
>>
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