Re: Querying and caching with large datasets

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 18:42:40 -0500

Vineet pointed me to Retroweaver
a 1.5 to 1.4 down compiler and I have been able to compile Sesame 2.0
alpha 2 JARs down. I've tried using the retro JARs in a Firefox
extension on the 1.5 JVM and they work fine.


Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> David Huynh wrote:
>> Jeen Broekstra wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>> Well, to be honest, we would of course encourage you to use Sesame 2,
>>> since that is where your development can do the most good for us and
>>> for
>>> other Sesame users. Then again, you are more familiar probably with how
>>> Sesame 1 works, and we still do plan to do a few Sesame 1.x releases.
>>> Also, keep in mind that Sesame 2 is Java 5 only, which may be a problem
>>> for you (I understand that for Piggybank it is a problem as MacOSX
>>> still
>>> does not ship with Java 5 per default).
>> I'm very tempted to upgrade to Sesame 2 for Piggy Bank, too... All
>> the new features of Sesame 2 are quite irresistible.
> Agreed to the fact that Sesame 2 looks much more attractive than
> Sesame 1 (also because of being, effectively, a quad store now), was
> looking into it last night. I also like the notion of stackable
> repositories a lot and a query caching layer makes perfect sense
> (since we need it as well!)
>> For MacOSX users of Piggy Bank, do you have any objection?... The
>> Java Embedding Plugin for MacOSX supports Java 1.5 if you have Tiger:
> ... but I have to be against this, at least for the trunk and for now.
> java 1.5 on macosx is incredibly buggy, especially when coupled with
> 10.4.4 (the latest update, never experienced so many OS/app crashes
> since I hit update on that, grrr).
> Also, users will have to be subscribed to the apple developer
> connection to download it and install it, clearly not something that
> we want our users to have to go thru.
> Sure this yet another reason to decouple the javascript side of
> piggybank from the java side and when that is done, I would be much
> more inclined to migrate longwell over to Sesame 2, also because if we
> run it on a server, we are very much likely to run it with java 1.5
> with no big issues.
> That said, running Sesame 2 on a mac is out of the picture right now
> and I given the political friction between Apple and Sun, it might
> take a long while to get a reasonable java 1.5 in every mac out there,
> so we need to plan for that.
Received on Sat Feb 11 2006 - 23:39:29 EST

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