|Re: [paho-dev] Contribution of MQTT Servers (Mosquitto and RSMB)
Hi Roger,looking back through my inbox, I forgot you volunteered for this. Did you get started (or finished) with a presentation?
Ian On 14/08/13 15:03, Roger Light wrote:
Hi Ian, I agree that option 1) makes the most sense. We might as well start out on the right foot. I'll look into getting the proposal into HTML and a presentation done in the meantime. If there's anything you'd like to contribute to the latter I'd be grateful. Cheers, Roger On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Ian Craggs <icraggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hmm. I've just realized that I have more process to go through here at IBM than I thought to get RSMB code released. I thought I was near the top of the hill, but it's just another ridge :-( I hope it won't take too long to really get to the top. The options I think we have: 1) wait a while for me to find out just how much longer it will take for RSMB code to be released, or 2) change the proposal a little to either a) omit the RSMB initial contribution or b) make the RSMB initial contribution optional. If option a) RSMB code could be contributed at a later date. I would prefer 1) because I would like IBM and RSMB to be there at the start of the project, and I can use this fact in the internal IBM discussions about the release of RSMB, but not if it all takes too long. Sorry about this. Ian On 08/12/2013 09:28 PM, Roger Light wrote:Hi all, The changes look good to me, I think it's in pretty good shape now. I agree with what Ian says about code merging and just to add that I look forward to seeing the rsmb code and finding the bits that it does better than mosquitto. Cheers, Roger On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Ian Craggs <icraggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Ian, Mike, to answer the question of how Mosquitto and RSMB code bases will be merged. My view is that this proposal is as much as a "declaration of intent" from IBM, as much as a contribution of code. It will signal that the future of RSMB is in open source, here in Eclipse. That signal is for people inside IBM as well as in the open source community. Whether RSMB code is actually used in a final Mosquitto product is secondary - there will be no forced merging. IBM will have already contributed to the project: the design of MQTT and much of the external behaviour of Mosquitto itself, which was originally derived from RSMB. The design of RSMB, though it looks simple, was influenced by my years of experience with MQTT servers, and with the collaboration of a number of other IBM folk, like Andy Stanford-Clark, Dave Conway-Jones, Nick O'Leary and Dave Locke. There a few functions that exist in RSMB that do not currently in Mosquitto - some serviceability aids in RSMB were required by IBM to build a supported product for instance. Both RSMB and the existing Mosquitto projects use conditional compilation to allow smaller, less functional executables to be built as desired. If there is function which IBM wants, but the Mosquitto project leads do not, it could be applied by patch or conditional compilation by IBM (but would still be open source). If code from RSMB is useful, having the codebase contributed already makes it easy to pick and choose. Either way, I intend to contribute to the project, whether through code or tests or documentation, or in other ways. And we already have a codebase which satisfies the draft aims of the project. Ian Craggs On 08/12/2013 04:56 PM, Mike Milinkovich wrote:The proposal looks good to me. Has there been a discussion on how the RSMB and Mosquitto code bases will be merged?Step one is to get both code bases contributed to a common project under the same license. Before that happens, the code merge conversation is rather moot. Especially since RSMB's code is not currently available in open source for others to see._______________________________________________ paho-dev mailing list paho-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/paho-dev
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