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Re: [wmlprogramming] Re: New .NET WURFL API

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  • Luca Passani
    I have just created the mailing list and invited all of those who expressed an interest in it. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wurfldotnetapi/ If I forgot
    Message 1 of 14 , Mar 3, 2008
      I have just created the mailing list and invited all of those who
      expressed an interest in it.

      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wurfldotnetapi/

      If I forgot to add someone, please accept my apology and just get on the
      list directly.

      Thanks

      Luca

      gene.hallman wrote:
      > Luca,
      >
      > I'm going to continue taking an active effort in maintaining whichever
      > version of the Api we here at 5th Finger are running.
      > This means that if its beneficial for me to switch to the new dotNet
      > API when released, I will happily but right now my dotNet version is
      > working in our live server environment, and I've been benchmarking it
      > through the last few days with good results.
      > During the port, I undertook a large amount of thinking behind the
      > data structures (understanding the Java collections etc) and other
      > issues and currently have a working api.
      > Depending on the status of the current official port, I think it might
      > be quicker and easier to roll the changes in the latest java api over
      > to my version of the dotNet api then to start fresh. Either way I
      > think I can offer the current developers quite a bit and I'd be happy
      > to contribute in this project.
      > I'd appreciate having a copy of the latest version of the Java code,
      > and ability to diff the versions to see what's changed.
      >
      > I agree with your idea to spin off a mailing list for the dotNet
      > version and if you could put me in touch with the developers, that'd
      > be great.
      >
      > Please feel free to contact me directly via email with more info, or
      > to continue on this thread to build more community interest in the
      > dotNet port.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Gene.
      >
      > --- In wmlprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Luca Passani <passani@...> wrote:
      >
      >> Thanks for this, Gene. There is already a newer version of the Java API
      >> whch improves a few things.
      >> Also, there is a separate thread of people who are interested in the
      >> dotNet API which are working with the programmer to build a proper
      >>
      > doNet
      >
      >> port.
      >> Both this effort are sort of dependent on the completion of the Java
      >>
      > and
      >
      >> PHP versions which have priority.
      >>
      >> If you wish, I can get you the very latest version of the Java code,
      >>
      > but
      >
      >> you may also want to wait a few days or even be included on the list of
      >> programmers who are building the dotNet port offline. I thik there
      >>
      > are 3
      >
      >> or 4 of them already (which makes me thing that maybe I should go ahead
      >> and create a small mailing list with all of them on board).
      >>
      >> BTW, I have know idea what Windsor Castle is, but if it's the most
      >> standard way to do IoC in the dotNet world, then I completely
      >>
      > support this.
      >
      >> Luca
      >>
      >> gene.hallman wrote:
      >>
      >>> Hey everyone,
      >>> I'm a dotNet developer from a mobile marketing company called 5th
      >>> Finger, and this is my first post on this list, although I've been
      >>> watching it for a while.
      >>>
      >>> I've just completed a port of the new Java API to dotNet (C#).
      >>>
      >>> We decided to port it as we have too much in house C# experience to
      >>> build a dependency on another language. We were previously using
      >>> TeraWurfl on php, but we found the matching algorithm to be very poor,
      >>> so instead of upgrading to the latest version of the php library, we
      >>> decided to invest the same amount of energy into the port.
      >>>
      >>> At the moment its is a straight port with little effort invested in
      >>> making it "dotNet-ish" (explained in more detail below), although I
      >>> have moved the Spring stuff to Windsor Castle.
      >>>
      >>> As far as I see it, the outstanding issues are:
      >>> * Moving all the collection objects to use generics
      >>> * Implementing the WallMarkUp stuff (currently throws
      >>> NotImplementedException)
      >>> * Setup logging properly
      >>> * Testing
      >>> * Removing the WurflXmlSerializer
      >>> * Moving the public constants to properties
      >>>
      >>> I've made it accessible from
      >>> http://www.5thfinger.com/corporate2/wurflApi.asp which contains
      >>> instructions for use and source although I'd be very happy to be
      >>> involved in rolling it back into the rest of the wurfl stuff, for more
      >>> open collaboration.
      >>>
      >>> I'll also be following this release up with a REST webservice to be a
      >>> replacement for TeraWurfl on a windows environment, for anyone who's
      >>> in a similar situation to us.
      >>>
      >>> Cheers,
      >>> Gene.
      >>>
      >>> --- In wmlprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Luca Passani <passani@> wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>> People, I have a programmer building the port of the new Java API to
      >>>> dotNet. He is busy with the last touches to the Java version at the
      >>>> moment, but dotNet is on the near roadmap.
      >>>> It goes without saying that that one will be the official WURFL
      >>>>
      > dotNet
      >
      >>>> API, but:
      >>>> - I have no problem pointing (or even hosting) other people's
      >>>>
      > efforts
      >
      >>>> (i.e. alternative API)
      >>>> - I have no problem getting those interested in contact with my
      >>>> programmer to share ideas, tests, debugging and even code.
      >>>>
      >>>> Whoever is interested in getting in contact with the main
      >>>>
      > programmer,
      >
      >>>> feel free to take contact with me offline and I will do the
      >>>>
      > connection.
      >
      >>>> Thanks
      >>>>
      >>>> Luca
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> Ben Strackany wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>> Well, I for one have a possible .NET mobile project coming up, and
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> I certainly won't be making my own library. :) Can we maybe put these
      >>> libs into sourceforge so that we can collaborate around them?
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> Miha Valencic <miha.valencic@> wrote: A thought or two
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> maybe: it seems nowdays, that everyone needs his/her own
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> opensource project. And we have tons of such projects, but only a
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> few of
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> them which are stable and which are still evolving over time. We
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> have ~4
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> .NET APIs (the "official one", Paolo's, ours, and now Can's). Only
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> ours (and
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> now Can's) are the ones that are evolving. But Luca is working on
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> a .net api
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> as well. That would be a fifth (or 1st, if it is to replace the
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> offical
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> one). Excellent. But why, I wonder, when there are libraries out
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>> there that
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>> do the job perfectly well?
      >>>>>
      >>>>> I must admit I am puzzled.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> Miha
      >>>>>
      >>>>> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM, Luca Passani <passani@> wrote:
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>> we are working ona dotNet version of the new API. If you are
      >>>>>> interested, I can get you in touch with the programmers and you can
      >>>>>> bring your experience there....
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>
      >>>
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