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From Andy Taylor <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS} HornetQ & ActiveMQ's next generation
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:52:55 GMT
There has been a lot said about the intent of the HornetQ donation so
let me just clear up a few things.

Regarding the naming, the idea to use ActiveMQ6 for the repo name came
from this discussion thread:
The original idea was to reuse the Apollo name but then consensus
emerged around activemq-6. The idea to use version 6.0.0 followed from
the repo name. Maybe 10.0.0-M1 would have been a better choice to signal
a large change and leave room for 5.x to grow.

Since agreement was made to accept the donation [1] [2], lots of work
has been done to get ready for an initial release, this involved
rebranding, removing all CatX dependencies and a general clean up.

The intent is to merge the good stuff of 5.x with the code donation and
support migration. There has been some good progress here. We have
preliminary Openwire support for backward compatibility with 5.x clients
and work has started to address some of the feature gaps, e.g., adding
auto creation of destinations and reusing the ActiveMQ Filter code.
There’s obviously more work to do but this is just the initial release
that completes the IP clearance process. Going forward, I’d like to see
us collectively develop a feature backlog for subsequent milestone
releases. At some point in the future, the community might decide that
the new core becomes the primary deliverable from the project but that
should happen organically with no rush.


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