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ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #605299] Thu, 06 July 2006 06:27 Go to next message
Scott Lewis is currently offline Scott LewisFriend
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Hi Folks,

I've tried to capture the publicly-known set of ECF sub-projects here:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project

If I've missed efforts that ECF community members would like included
here, please let me know. Other efforts that can/could make
contributions to ECF itself are welcome.

Please provide any comments/thoughts/criticisms about these projects to
this mailing list, and the ECF newsgroup.

Thanks,

Scott
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606323 is a reply to message #605299] Fri, 07 July 2006 20:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erkki Lindpere is currently offline Erkki LindpereFriend
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I've been working on a generic API for accessing (remote) web forums in
Java. I also have two almost-complete provider implementations using
HttpClient and Regular Expression based HTML parsing: phpBB and
vBulletin. After recently starting to look into ECF, I'm seeing some
similarities with ECF. I think with a bit of work my API could be
refactored to be based on ECF. It would add a new container type (for
example IBBContainer -- Bulletin Board Container). Actually, I already
started experimenting with this, but so far I'm just providing access to
my current API from a container class.

From the start I planned to make this API open source eventually, but
only recently I've had the idea of basing it on ECF. It's certainly not
as interesting as the other things in ECF (Presence, VOIP, file sharing,
shared editing etc.) and to be honest, I don't really see that many
potential uses for it (yet?), but besides a totally unrelated personal
project, I've also started using this in a phpBB provider extension for
Mylar (where forum threads would be mapped to tasks).

Do you think something like this could be interesting for ECF?

Scott Lewis wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I've tried to capture the publicly-known set of ECF sub-projects here:
>
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project
>
> If I've missed efforts that ECF community members would like included
> here, please let me know. Other efforts that can/could make
> contributions to ECF itself are welcome.
>
> Please provide any comments/thoughts/criticisms about these projects to
> this mailing list, and the ECF newsgroup.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Scott
>
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606327 is a reply to message #606323] Fri, 07 July 2006 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
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Erkki Lindpere wrote:
> I've been working on a generic API for accessing (remote) web forums in
> Java. I also have two almost-complete provider implementations using
> HttpClient and Regular Expression based HTML parsing: phpBB and
> vBulletin. After recently starting to look into ECF, I'm seeing some
> similarities with ECF. I think with a bit of work my API could be
> refactored to be based on ECF. It would add a new container type (for
> example IBBContainer -- Bulletin Board Container). Actually, I already
> started experimenting with this, but so far I'm just providing access to
> my current API from a container class.

Sounds awesome! I created a blank page on the ECF Wiki
( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project)
for this project. We would love the contribution as I see some cool
things you can do with this.

If you need any help with ECF APIs, please let us know and we'll gladly
help.

Cheers,

~ Chris
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606333 is a reply to message #606327] Sat, 08 July 2006 17:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scott Lewis is currently offline Scott LewisFriend
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Hi Erkki and Chris,

Chris Aniszczyk wrote:
> Erkki Lindpere wrote:
>> I've been working on a generic API for accessing (remote) web forums
>> in Java. I also have two almost-complete provider implementations
>> using HttpClient and Regular Expression based HTML parsing: phpBB and
>> vBulletin. After recently starting to look into ECF, I'm seeing some
>> similarities with ECF. I think with a bit of work my API could be
>> refactored to be based on ECF. It would add a new container type (for
>> example IBBContainer -- Bulletin Board Container). Actually, I already
>> started experimenting with this, but so far I'm just providing access
>> to my current API from a container class.
>
> Sounds awesome!


I agree...this sounds awesome!! Thanks for letting us know...and
considering ECF as target for work!

I created a blank page on the ECF Wiki
> ( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project)
> for this project. We would love the contribution as I see some cool
> things you can do with this.
>
> If you need any help with ECF APIs, please let us know and we'll gladly
> help.

Indeed...you can use the newsgroup, the ecf-dev mailing list
(ecf-dev@eclipse.org), or direct communication with any of ECF committers.

Thanks!

Scott

>
> Cheers,
>
> ~ Chris
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606336 is a reply to message #606333] Sun, 09 July 2006 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erkki Lindpere is currently offline Erkki LindpereFriend
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Hi Chris and Scott,

Thank you for the encouraging feedback. Please note that the progress of
this project might not be as fast as you might expect, as I'm doing this
out of the little free time I spend programming and I've been working on
it slowly for over a year now, with one complete redesign already behind
me. But I'm hoping that interest in my work will motivate me to work
faster :)

PS. This API is currently part of an OSGi/Eclipse-based server project
that runs interactive fiction game virtual machines and makes those
games playable over forums or instant messaging (in the beginning it was
just forums, but with ECF, I was able to add preliminary IM support with
just a few hours of coding).
And one of my main motivations to base the bulletin board API on ECF is
that I will then be able to treat both IM and forums in a more uniform way.

Scott Lewis wrote:
> I agree...this sounds awesome!! Thanks for letting us know...and
> considering ECF as target for work!
>
> I created a blank page on the ECF Wiki
>> ( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project)
>> for this project. We would love the contribution as I see some cool
>> things you can do with this.
>>
>> If you need any help with ECF APIs, please let us know and we'll
>> gladly help.
>
> Indeed...you can use the newsgroup, the ecf-dev mailing list
> (ecf-dev@eclipse.org), or direct communication with any of ECF committers.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Scott
>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> ~ Chris
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606341 is a reply to message #606336] Mon, 10 July 2006 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scott Lewis is currently offline Scott LewisFriend
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Hi Erkki,

Erkki Lindpere wrote:
> Hi Chris and Scott,
>
> Thank you for the encouraging feedback. Please note that the progress of
> this project might not be as fast as you might expect, as I'm doing this
> out of the little free time I spend programming and I've been working on
> it slowly for over a year now, with one complete redesign already behind
> me. But I'm hoping that interest in my work will motivate me to work
> faster :)

Understood. ECF is currently an all volunteer project (including me) so
let me just say we understand this.

>
> PS. This API is currently part of an OSGi/Eclipse-based server project
> that runs interactive fiction game virtual machines and makes those
> games playable over forums or instant messaging (in the beginning it was
> just forums, but with ECF, I was able to add preliminary IM support with
> just a few hours of coding).

Excellent. Good to hear it was straightforward.

> And one of my main motivations to base the bulletin board API on ECF is
> that I will then be able to treat both IM and forums in a more uniform way.


Cool. Yes...this is one of my main hopes for ECF in general: to
provide uniform communications abstractions...that allow
interoperability...and avoid protocol lockin.

Scott
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606350 is a reply to message #606327] Thu, 13 July 2006 11:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erkki Lindpere is currently offline Erkki LindpereFriend
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I edited the wiki page to link to the tigris.org project I just created:
http://bbapi.tigris.org/

The core BB API (with no ECF dependencies) is now available in the
subversion repo if anyone wants to look at it:
http://bbapi.tigris.org/source/browse/bbapi/trunk/org.tigris .bbapi.core/src/org/tigris/bbapi/core/

I will add the rest of the code during the next couple of days as it
gets license info attached and is refactored.

Chris Aniszczyk wrote:
> Erkki Lindpere wrote:
> Sounds awesome! I created a blank page on the ECF Wiki
> ( http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Eclipse_Communication_Fram ework_Project)
> for this project. We would love the contribution as I see some cool
> things you can do with this.
>
> If you need any help with ECF APIs, please let us know and we'll gladly
> help.
>
> Cheers,
>
> ~ Chris
Re: ECF ongoing sub-projects [message #606353 is a reply to message #606350] Sun, 16 July 2006 18:04 Go to previous message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
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Thanks Erkki!

I opened up a bug to track the progress too:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=150756

Feel free to put any further information in the bug.

Cheers,

~ Chris
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