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From Martin Ritchie <ritch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: can't config a fanout exchange]
Date Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:56:26 GMT
2009/10/1 Robert Godfrey <rob.j.godfrey@gmail.com>:
> 2009/10/1 Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@redhat.com>
>> Robert Godfrey wrote:
>>> The fundamental problem (IMHO) is that queue and exchange configuration is
>>> ill-suited to being in a hand editable config file.  My understanding is
>>> that the C++ broker stores this info in a database and you use tools to
>>> manage it.
>> I think there are advantages to a human-readable representation that is
>> easily exchanged and easily changed. I think that file could be designed
>> better, either in XML or in some other format (e.g. Google Protocol
>> Buffers).
>>  Anyway - for the moment I suggest we just make queue and exchange
>>> consistent(ly ugly) ... pending a more thorough fixing of the Java Broker
>>> configuration...
>> My vote would be to use names as data, not as metadata, in the short term
>> fix ;->
> Well - given that the Queue configuration works...we have lots of people
> using it... etc... I'm less inclined to change that than to change the
> configuration which is broken and no-one uses :-)
> I agree that it's a particularly unlovely way of using XML...  however I
> would rather fix config more generally and do it once, rather than breaking
> it for people twice

+1, I'm all for fixing it once. Hence why I thought it would be good
to have some discussion about what that final format might be.
Ensuring compatibility between all Qpid Brokers would be top of my


> -- Rob

Martin Ritchie

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