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    Nicholas Goodman Guest

    Default SVN Repository Implementation

    So... Apparently I'm the guy who will write the SVN Repository
    implementation. Be wary, be very wary! Volunteers feel free to email
    me. Horizon is probably 8-12 weeks, reasonably.

    Most of it looks like good ole fashioned API translation glue code -
    assuming we have an underlying set of Java libraries that can help us
    "speak" SVN. SVNKit (the former JavaSVN) is the perfect technology,
    claims to be "open source" but is actually "faux-pen source."

    It's license is more viral than GPL, certainly not OSI approved, and
    not suitable for inclusion in Kettle.
    Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on how to
    obtain complete source code for the software that uses SVNKit
    and any
    accompanying software that uses the software that uses SVNKit.

    Full text here: http://svnkit.com/license.html

    So... we can't commit it to the main kettle project I'm certain (LGPL
    goodness). Bummer. It appears as if the Repositories are "plugin-
    ized" so we can make a separate project/artifact so end users can
    download/combine it themselves.

    Is svn://source.pentaho.org/svnkettleroot/plugins an OK place to put
    this "hot" library or must we put it into another SVN (google code)?

    Nick

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    Matt Casters Guest

    Default Re: SVN Repository Implementation

    On Thursday 20 August 2009 22:50:29 Nicholas Goodman wrote:
    > Is svn://source.pentaho.org/svnkettleroot/plugins an OK place to put
    > this "hot" library or must we put it into another SVN (google code)?


    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for spear-heading this repository plugin. You are most welcome to put it into the location you mentioned.
    I'm sure that having a separate folder structure, eclipse project and especially a separate license alongside is sufficient to shield the Kettle project from the SVNKit madness.

    In any case, let me know what you need and I'll help out.

    All the best,
    Matt

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