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From "Weaver, Scott" <Swea...@rippe.com>
Subject [JETSPEED 2] using commons Digetser/Betwixt as an eventual replac ement for Castor
Date Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:23:53 GMT
I would like to see what everyone's opinion on starting to replace Castor with a combination
of Digester/Betwixt.  I have already been able to replicate and surpass what we already have
in Castor with regards to marshaling the portlet.xml for deployment.  Digester offers much
more flexibility when mapping xml into an existing object model than Castor does.  For example,
we had to extend the existing object model to make it work with Castor, with digester, this
was not necessary.  I am using our standard Pluto implementation classes with little or no
modifications.  IMOHO, the learning curve for digester is MUCH smaller than Castor's.  Within
a matter of an hour, I was able to surpass the current level of compatibility we have with
the Castor implementation, and that was with no previous experience with Digester.  Another
advantage is the size, digester and betwixt are tiny compared to Castor.  

So, I would like to get everyone's blessing before I replace that Castor piece with Digester
for deploying the portlet.xml descriptor.

| Scott T Weaver    o---------------O
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