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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Updating APR ...
Date Tue, 24 May 2016 23:59:58 GMT
Great!  Thanks, Pedro.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pedro Giffuni [mailto:pfg@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 14:12
> To: OOo Apache <dev@openoffice.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Updating APR ...
> 
> Hi Dennis;
> 
> 
> > Pedro,
> >
> > Please say more about what it means to "update APR support carried in
> AOO."
[ ... ]
> Hi Dennis,
> 
> You are reading too much ;).
> 
> All I will do is update a couple of tarballs:
> 
> apr 1.4.5      --> apr-1.5.2
> apr-util-1.4.1 --> apr-util-1.5.4
[orcmid] 

Clear enough.  
> 
> 
> In the near future I will reap out the core of rtl_random() and replace
> the implementation with the APR equivalent. This will be within SAL, the
> API will remain untouched and the rest of AOO, you won't even notice the
> change.
> 
> I am hoping to prepare a presentation about it for the next ApacheConEU.
[orcmid] 

The documentation that I found on the APR random functions provides nothing about the implementation
and its characteristics.  Have you found anything or must one examine the code?

> 
> APR has some nice stuff used by apache-httpd and is very portable:
> I think the mutex and pools goodies are good candidates to do the same,
> but this is progressive work and pretty much depends on my spare time.
> 
> If the Java replacement plans advance sufficiently to get rid of SAL
> then ... great!
> 
> Pedro.
> 
> On 05/24/16 12:20, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> > Hello;
> >
> > As part of some enhancements I am preparing to generate better random
> > numbers, I took a look at the random number generator in SAL and
> > I found it's very limited.
> >
> > I think even the "regular" KISS PRNG I implemented in Calc does a
> > better job generating random numbers but instead of moving my PRNG
> > to SAL I will be using the one in APR.
> >
> > Looking at the SAL APIs I also think APR can replace much of that
> > functionality as well.
> >
> > So, just to let you know, I am in the process of updating the APR
> > support we carry in AOO: it should be also useful for serf, and we
> > could use it for tomcat, which we may want to upgrade and use more
> > extensively in the future as well.
> >
> > Pedro.
> 
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