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Fwd: [Xen-API] ocaml bindings to xenapi

The other xen-api thread, which wasnt cross-posted.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Xen-API] ocaml bindings to xenapi
> Date: 20 September 2012 11:42:45 EDT
> To: Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Haris Rotsos <cr409@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
> <xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On 20 Sep 2012, at 10:12, Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Anil wrote:
>>> Hi, we'd like to use the OCaml bindings to the XAPI XML-RPC layer in a
>>> research project.  Is there any way to get these separately of XAPI
>>> itself?
>>> We just need a simple client library (analogous to XenAPI.py) rather
>>> than the whole lot.  I can rip the bindings out of XAPI if there's no
>>> other solution...
>> I think you're in luck! Jon (cc:d) has started the process of extracting
>> the bindings from the main repo.
>> https://github.com/jonludlam/xen-api-client
>> It's a start :-) but it needs a bit of a tidy up. We need to ruthlessly
>> rip out any server-related code which may have accidentally been copied
>> across.
>> Jon has already functorised it so it should work with Lwt, Async and
>> regular threads.
> Awesome! I've started OASIS'ing it up in my fork:
> https://github.com/avsm/xen-api-client
> I haven't quite figured out the runes to run it optionally through pa_js
> yet, but need to do that anyway.
> Looks like doing a Cohttp_lwt_unix version should be very straightforward,
> but I need a XAPI box to try it on.  I guess a Fusion installation is the way
> to go here, unless there is a fakeserver that still works?
>> Looking at it I don't think Jon's included the actual code generator (yet)
>> but that's clearly one of the next steps.
>> So I reckon we need to:
>> 1. oasis it up
>> 2. add some test cases (using either lwt or async?)
>> 3. add an interesting example (could use the xen-api/ocaml/graph one?)
>> 4. declare version 0.1 and add to opam
>> 5. bask in the awesomeness of utop with tab-completion + xen-api
>> What do you think?
>> BTW this version of the bindings targets the xapi in the master branch,
>> but for basic stuff there should be no problem talking to older releases.
> All sounds good!
> -a
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