The Ape (runnable, source) has a new committer: David Calavera, who’s from Spain. He wrote me out of the blue saying “Here are some patches that are the beginning of an RFC2617 framework.” David needed the Ape to talk WSSE for his own work.
This is exactly the area where the Ape needs work. I think that as far as exploring the workings of an Atom Protocol implementation, most of the useful work has been done. Once you get past that stuff, I’m pretty sure that the main source of interop pain in the Atom space is going to be authentication. the Web offers lots of options; fortunately the RFC2617 framework may be useful in sorting things out.
Among other things, David’s patches provide a place to put the code for GData authentication, once Google provides it.