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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [JETSPEED 2] using commons Digetser/Betwixt as an eventual replac ement for Castor
Date Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:50:46 GMT
hi scott

were you thinking about using plain old digester or betwixt (which uses 

- robert

On Monday, October 13, 2003, at 07:23 PM, Weaver, Scott wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> O-------------------O
> | Scott T Weaver    o---------------O
> o-------------------o               |
> | Apache Jetspeed Portal Project    |
> | Apache Pluto Portlet Container    |
> o-------------------o               |
> | weaver@apache.org o---------------O
> O-------------------O

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