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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Asynchronous Http Client donation
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:04:44 GMT
Let me know when you have moved the code over so I can start submitting
patches to it since I am developing against the Geronimo sandbox now.



Mark wrote:
> I created a mina-httpclient component on the trunk.  Just working things
> out, along with an example and I will check things in.
> On 8/21/07, Mike Heath <mheath@apache.org> wrote:
>> This sounds awesome!
>> I would like to see this as the client part of AsyncWeb for two reasons.
>>   First it seams to be a natural fit.  Second it might give us a little
>> more incentive to finally get AsycWeb moved over to MINA.
>> -Mike
>> Jeff Genender 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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