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From Robbie Gemmell <robbie.gemm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AMQP 1.0 Work
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 01:13:30 GMT
On 1 March 2012 22:42, Rob Godfrey <rob.j.godfrey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 March 2012 23:34, Rafael Schloming <rafaels@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> As I'm sure a number of you are aware, there has been some early
>> prototyping/devel work going on by a few qpid developers on a 1.0 protocol
>> implementation. Because of the early/experimental nature of the work we've
>> not yet pulled it into the qpid tree, but things are far enough along now
>> that we'd like to find a place for it. The goal of this work is not only to
>> provide qpid support for AMQP 1.0, but also to provide a very portable,
>> reusable, and embeddable protocol implementation that makes it easy to
>> integrate AMQP 1.0 support into the widest possible range of existing
>> software.
>>
>> Keeping that in mind, I'd like to propose the following source layout to
>> bring in this new work, starting from the QPID SVN root (
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/**asf/qpid/<https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/qpid/>
>> ):
>>
>>  .../qpid/
>>      |
>>      +--amp/
>>          |
>>          +--amp-c/
>>          |
>>          +--amp-java/
>>          |
>>          +--spec
>>          |
>>          +--test
>>
>>
>> This directory structure is intended to provide a bunch of different
>> things. For users interested in embedding AMQP 1.0 support into a C or Java
>> project, the amp-c and amp-java directories would be the main entry points
>> for each language respectively. The spec directory contains a language
>> neutral specification for the protocol API and the implementation design
>> should anyone wish to develop a similarly structured implementation in
>> another language, or extend the existing implementations in any way. The
>> test directory will contain a comprehensive set of python tests that can be
>> shared between the C and Java implementations. The amp directory itself
>> will be a top level entry point intended for qpid developers and will
>> facilitate streamlined build and test of both implementations thereby
>> ensuring they remain in sync as much as possible.
>>
>> Currently the C implementation is hosted on github (
>> https://github.com/rhs/amp) and Rob is tracking this pretty closely in
>> Java. Please check it out and let me know if you have any questions,
>> obviously it's still work in progress and shouldn't be considered cast in
>> stone at this point.
>>
>> The name "amp" isn't cast in stone either. It's origin is simply AMQP
>> minus the Queuing. Justin suggested "proton" as well. Any other suggestions
>> are welcome, with the caveat that we'd like to get this checked in pretty
>> soon as we have increasing numbers of people working together on this stuff
>> now.
>>
>> Please let me know your thoughts. We've discussed a milestone release for
>> this stuff at the end of March, so obviously we'd like to get things into
>> the tree ASAP. If I don't hear any objections, I'll submit something early
>> next week.
>>
>> --Rafael
>>
>>
>>
> Just want to second this proposal.
>
> I've already had several people ask me where Qpid's 1-0 plan was... and
> given our involvement in the writing of the AMQP 1-0 standard it is
> somewhat shameful that up till now we've not had any public presence for
> our 1-0 work. Having a visible 1-0 presence for Qpid should be a priority
> for us.
>
> I'm very keen to get the Java work I've been doing up onto Apache, and then
> start on the next task of integrating the engine into our brokers and
> clients... So I'm hoping we can quickly get agreement on this (I think
> we've discussed most of this previously anyway).
>
> Cheers,
> Rob

Thirded, it will be nice to see visible activity on 1-0 get underway
within Qpid and have us start making some real use of the protocol
knowledge we have around here :)

Robbie

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