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From Mark Payne <>
Subject RE: NIFI-305 Feedback
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:52:10 GMT
Sorry for the delay. I have on my TO-DO list for tomorrow to pull this in and give it a more
thorough review & test, and then push it if all is good.

> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:48:35 -0500
> Subject: NIFI-305 Feedback
> From:
> To:
> Bumping this topic again, since I'd like to see this pull request merged if
> possible:
> Mark asked some good questions regarding the future of abstract components
> like BinFiles.  I think this also applies to the other abstract classes in
> org.apache.nifi.processors.standard (e.g., PutFileTransfer), against which
> I modeled the BinFiles class.
> Here are Mark's questions again:
> This one is really a discussion point that I’d like to bring up. I don’t
> > know if we want to leave this new abstract class in the standard processors
> > module. I can see this maybe moving up to the standard-services module,
> > perhaps. But then should we be renaming it to nifi-standard-components-api
> > instead of nifi-standard-services-api? This would give others the ability
> > to easily use this processor for their own purposes. I wonder if we even
> > need a new abstract class in between BinFiles and MergeContent that allows
> > for the ability to merge the content using different Merge Formats (I.e.,
> > you can extend it and just add a new Merge Format, beyond ZIP, TAR, and
> > FlowFile Stream. Perhaps Avro or some proprietary format).
> I'm wondering if we can get the NIFI-305 pull request approved, and then
> open another JIRA ticket to refactor some of the abstract classes into
> nifi-standard-components-api as Mark suggests.
> Thanks,
> Joe
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